Supply Chain Management Breakfast Speaker Series 2017

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Opportunities

Friday, February 24, 2017
7:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Alumni Hall
4227 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Presented by the Center for Supply Chain Management


A fundamental (and age-old) challenge organizations face is the effective communication and planning between the sales and operations functions. Proper Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) can not only reduce cost and enhance customer service, but also decrease risk and improve cash management. Moreover, contemporary S&OP implementations cut across organizational boundaries leading to even greater, supply-chain-wide, improvements.

Despite its applicability across industries, executing successful S&OP programs can be complex and often strain business relationships. At this event, our distinguished speakers will present S&OP examples, challenges, and benefits. They will also provide a cross-industry perspective to illustrate how higher levels of performance can be unlocked by improving S&OP. Implementation issues such as change management relating to legacy processes, avoiding pitfalls, capturing missed opportunities, and leveraging analytics for improving S&OP planning will also be discussed. 

Included in the event will be ample time before the formal program for networking and a hot breakfast; a question and answer session among the audience of regional Supply Chain professionals, faculty, staff, and students; and complimentary parking for attendees.


Doug Harvey, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

Doug Harvey
Operations Manager, Consumer Supply Chain
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Kevin Kilmer, Westinghouse

Kevin Kilmer
Director, Global Inventory Management
APICS Instructor

Moid Mohammed, McKinsey & Company

Moid Mohammed
Associate Partner
McKinsey & Company