Sales and Operations Planning Blueprint
5.0 (7 Reviews)

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

This S&OP course, led by renowned speaker and trainer Dr. Muddassir Ahmed, provides a deep dive into Sales & Operations Planning. With over 17 years of experience, Dr. Muddassir delivers insights for both practitioners and leaders. The course covers essential S&OP concepts, processes, challenges, and success factors. Participants gain practical tools to enhance forecast accuracy, increase productivity, and reduce operational costs. The comprehensive content, spanning three sessions and supported by additional resources, ensures a thorough understanding of running an effective S&OP processThis course essentially answers the question: How Do You Run an S&OP Process Everyone Understands?

What You Will Learn in this S&OP Course

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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?

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.

Why Learn with Dr. Muddassir Ahmed

Dr Muddassir Ahmed is the Founder & CEO of SCMDOJO. He is Supply Chain Digitalization Consultantglobal conference speakervlogger, advisor to C-suite and supply chain industry expert. Dr Muddassir Ahmed has received a PhD in Management Science from Lancaster University Management school. Muddassir is a Six Sigma black belt and has founded SCMDOJO with the intention to enable supply chain professionals and supply chain teams to solve the problems they face in their jobs & business, development competency and drive excellence.

You can follow & connect with him on LinkedInFacebookTwitter or Instagram

Who Is This Course For?

This inbound operations course is ideal for logistics professionals, supply chain managers, and anyone seeking to enhance their expertise in warehouse operations and cost-effective inventory management. Join us to master the essentials of inbound processes and make informed choices for optimizing inventory-related costs in your warehouse or for your customers if you are a logistics service provider.


  • Access to Internet
  • Computer / Laptop / Mobile Device

What Is Included?

  • Immediate unlimited access to course materials
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Exercises and quizzes to help you put theory into practice
  • English Closed Captions
  • Full transcripts in pdf for each lesson
  • Suitable for mobile or desktop
  • SCMDOJO Certification when you pass the course quiz (accessible from Learning Center post sign in)

Additional aid materials to compliment this S&OP course.

Demand Forecasting Methods - The Ultimate Guide

Sales and Operations Planning Self-Assessment Tool

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


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Ratings and Reviews

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7 Ratings
What's your experience? We'd love to know!
Shravan Poojary
Posted 3 months ago
Extremely Insightful and Simple to Understand

I would like to thank Dr. Muddassir, for enabling us the opportunity to understand S&OP in a very detailed yet simple manner.

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Adersh kp
Posted 3 months ago
very helpful

The explanation was very clear and accompanied by great examples.

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Posted 6 months ago
Very helpful in understanding the S&OP process holistically

I liked the way the S&OP process has been explained in detail along with the challenges that one may face in setting up the S&OP within the organization. The maturity scale is of great help as well.

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Posted 1 year ago
Change Management is Key

Very focused with lots of great examples

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Posted 2 years ago
Providing structure to an unstructured process

The course was great to lay out simple steps to take that were actionable and applicable to the S&OP process. The course showed what to do and talked about how to overcome barriers. It is a good course to give people courage in moving from a reactive Supply Chain up the maturity learning curve.

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Saif Khan
Posted 2 years ago

This course is equipped with every aspects of Sales and operations I love this course very much.

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Dhanesh Sadashivan
Posted 2 years ago
How do we map capacity in supply review

I like this entire course very much.

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