How to Run a S&OP Process – Benefits, Process Steps & Overcome Barriers

This course essentially answers the question: How Do You Run an S&OP Process Everyone Understands.

In this S&OP course International conference speaker and trainer Dr. Muddassir Ahmed describes how S&OP Process can be used as the platform to drive continuous improvement and manage demand with supply to achieve customer satisfaction and operational targets. This S&OP course is based on Dr. Muddassir’s experience over the past 15 years working as a Sales and Operations Planning leader on large, complex initiatives with global corporations and provides specific details for those that are hands-on, as well as the bigger picture items to consider for those in leadership roles. This sales and operations planning course offers case examples, tips & tricks, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process tools and format.

This course essentially answers the question: How Do You Run an S&OP Process Everyone Understands?

What you’ll Learn in This S&OP Course:


Content Covered in Session 1 Time: 32:44

  • What is Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)
  • S&OP – What It is Not?
  • Why S&OP
  • S&OP in 5 Levels of Supply Chain Planning
  • Need S&OP – Importance of Balancing Supply & Demand
  • S&OP Objectives & Outcomes
  • Benefits of S&OP

Content Covered in Session 2- Time: 1:06:23

  • S&OP Process Overview
  • Five-Step Process (Agenda & Critical Characteristics):
  • Data Gathering & Statistical Analysis
  • Demand Planning Review
  • Supply Planning
  • Consensus / Integration Review
  • Regional & Global Executive reviews Review

Content Covered in Session 3- Time: 35:13

  • S&OP as a major effort in orchestrating cross-functional team’s interactions
  • S&OP – Why & How Does It Go Wrong?
  • My S&OP Experience – How Do We Fix It
  • S&OP – Challenges & Barriers
  • S&OP – Success Factors
  • How to Determine S&OP Process Maturity?

What You’ll Get in This Sales & Operations Planning Course?

  • 2 hours and 23 minutes worth of video content

Summary of How to Run an S&OP Process

Through this S&OP course, you will….

  • Discover in detail how to use the five-step S&OP process
  • Use an S&OP Process self-assessment document and hands-on approach that emphasizes simulated problem solving and team collaboration
  • Develop S&OP meeting agendas, participant list, RACI Matrix and direction of how to conduct S&OP meetings
  • Reach a successful S&OP process output that can be used to drive marketing, sales, and operations until the next S&OP meeting

With this sales and operations planning course, you will acquire a basket of practical tools to make their S&OP process work more smoothly, enhance forecast accuracy, increase productivity, and reduce operational costs.

Additional Aid Materials to Compliment this S&OP Course.

The Ultimate Guide of Demand Planning

Sales and Operations Planning Self-Assessment Tool


  • A computer with an internet connection.
  • The willingness to learn.

Who This Course is For:

  • Anyone wanting to learn about the Sales & Operations Planning Process.
  • Anyone looking to improve their current Sales & Operations Planning Process.
  • Anyone who already knows about the Sales & Operations Planning and looking for a refresher course and/or experience-led tips and tricks
  • Any business professional looking to find ways to meet their customer demand, while keeping their operational targets intact!

Certificate of Completion

SCMDOJO also provides a Certificate of Completion when Purchased


S&OP course

Refund Policy


If you’re not 100% satisfied with the purchase, or it’s not what you were expecting, just reply to the download email within 30 days, and you’ll get a full refund. No questions asked.

Praise From Others on My Previous Training for S&OP Course as Master Instructor


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Dhanesh Sadashivan
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I like this entire course very much.

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by Dr. Muddassir Ahmed

Founder & CEO - SCMDOJO

Dr. Muddassir Ahmed is a Manufacturing Operations, Procurement and Supply Chain leader from international multi-site manufacturing experience in Electrical, Hydraulics, Automotive and Internet industries. With considerable experience in deploying Continuous Improvement best practices in Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Dr. Muddassir Ahmed has received a Ph.D. in Management Science from Lancaster University Management School, a MSc. in Management of Production from Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden, and a B.E. in Textile Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan. Muddassir is a Six Sigma Black Belt and has founded – with moto

“Supply Chain Knowledge and Solutions for Everyone”

Under the brand of SCMDOJO Dr. Muddassir Ahmed provides specialist Master Class/Workshop in following topics:

• How to Create Supply Chain Strategy.

• Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Workshop – Introduction, Process Steps and Implementation Challenges.

• Art & Science of Inventory Management.

• How to Drive Continuous Improvement in Supply Chain

• Supply Chain Digital Transformation – Where to Start?

Dr. Muddassir is Global Keynote Speaker & leading blogger and vlogger in Supply Chain Space. His blog has had over 3.4 Million views in the last 3 years and has more than 250,000 views of his YouTube Channel videos organically.

SCMDOJO now has more than 55,000 visitors and 80,000-page views a month. With 31,700 active Newsletter subscribers, and a tribe of over 82,000 social media followers who mostly supply chain professionals. All these numbers are growing every day and we are creating a bigger and stronger community.

SCMDOJO which has been ranked at Number 5 in Top 75 Supply Chain Blogs by & Number 2 amongst Top 70 Supply Chain YouTube Channels