The Slimstock S&OP Summit

Unlock the power of S&OP to create a future-ready supply chain

Uncover the essential building blocks for effective S&OP to drive sharper visibility, faster decision-making, and more sustainable business outcomes.

Every business leader wants to accelerate growth, increase efficiency and make more profitable decisions. However, to build a world-class supply chain, S&OP is the best weapon in your armoury.

The Slimstock S&OP Summit will deliver the must-have insights, strategies, and frameworks to:

  • Build, clarify, and harmonise a more effective S&OP process
  • Bridge the gap between execution, planning and strategy
  • Create risk-resilience to enhance customer experience and boost profitability
Date: Thursday 14 March
Time: 09.30 – 16.00
Location: National Memorial Arboretum, DE13 7AR
County: Staffordshire

What does the day look like?

09.30 – 10.00

Registration and breakfast

10.00 – 10.15

Setting the foundation for S&OP success. A warm welcome from Slimstock

10.15 – 11.15

How to sharpen your competitive edge with S&OP
Professor Jan Stentoft

11.15 – 11.30

Coffee & Networking

11.30 – 12.00

Closing the knowing-doing gap
Professor Jan Stentoft
We are well aware of the challenges we face, yet often remain passive in addressing them. In business, employees often grasp the nature of these challenges but struggle to take meaningful action, a phenomenon commonly known as the ‘knowing-doing gap.’ This presentation approaches the knowing-doing gap from the context of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) to offer practical strategies to bridge this divide effectively.

12.00 – 13.00

Adjust your team’s mindset – Key Behavioral Indicators
Professor Jan Stentoft
S&OP is aimed at balancing supply and demand. Typical participants come from Sales, Operations, Product Development, Finance, and IT. But each function pursues their own KPIs, which leads to sub-optimisation and non-compliance. This presentation introduces the concept of key behavioural indicators as a complement to KPIs, where the focus is on individual and group behaviour in the S&OP process.

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch – Delight your palate with an array of delicious hot and cold buffet options.

14.00 – 14.30

A toolkit to accelerate your S&OP adoption
Professor Jan Stentoft
Underpinned by a proven five-phase development model, this presentation provides an overview of relevant tools and techniques that you can deploy to ensure a successful S&OP adoption.

14.30 – 15.00

S&OP in the wild: A real Slim4 customer case study

15.00 – 15.30

Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.00

Unlocking Insights: A dynamic panel session delving deep into S&OP

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Jan Stentoft
Professor in Supply Chain Management
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