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Deployment of SIOP and integration of planning and control systems

A division of a FTSE100 PLC , the result of the merger of its UK business with a recently acquired  USA business. The client a leading supplier of OEM equipment and spares to the aerospace & defence sectors. We were engaged to implement SIOP at divisional level, as well as the development of standard demand, capacity an inventory management process across all sites.

What We Did

  • Gap analysis of current processes & performance.

  • Executive workshops with the first two tiers of management  to create a clear vision and road map for the programme.

  • Set up programme office, programme governance  and training of project team.

  • We carried out 4 monthly “one week” events, alternating between the USA and the UK,  to design, test and deploy SIOP process.

  • Task force team to deliver the following workstreams:

    • Forecasting and demand management processes

    • Standard MPS and capacity management process & tools

  • •Inventory policy and inventory reduction 

  • We provided coaching and support for the first 3 SIOP monthly cycles.

  • Effectiveness review after 12 months 



  • An integrated business planning organisation managing the process across the whole division, using the same data, tools and systems.

  • Significant improvement in availability and delivery of spares

  • Over £7m of inventory reduction. Implementation of ABC/RRS classification.

  • Internal capability to effectively manage and continuously improve the planning and control systems.

  • Set of KPIs

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