SIOP Transformation

SIOP Transformation

Kormac Insights

February 28, 2024

SIOP Transformation
Delivering life-saving safety equipment

When first responders need protective gear, we never want to let them down. But meeting their needs starts months or even years earlier. Case in point: a leading manufacturer of industrial safety equipment turned to Kormac for assistance in improving forecast accuracy, demand/supply alignment, inventory turns, and product delivery performance. Together, we delivered a comprehensive Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning (SIOP) Process to enhance demand and supply analysis for better alignment, planning, and decision-making.

Our approach to SIOP combined training, workshops, data analysis, executive feedback, and execution support to ensure strong implementation and accountability. Our customized Implementation Roadmap included:

• SIOP review structure, rules, and decision-making criteria
• Inventory analysis and opportunity identification
• Master Data integrity and planning parameters
• KPI and RACI development workshops
• Organizational roles and responsibilities
• Training to support Best Practices

Kormac initially led the baseline analysis, training, and process design but quickly transitioned control over to the client as we ensured that the SIOP process was stable and ready for incremental improvement through multiple review cycles. By the end of the project, our client had experienced several cycles of learning that ensured sustainability.

Our iterative SIOP approach improves execution and minimizes risk. Ultimately, we help clients extend their foresight and take timely action for competitive advantage.

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