Scenario Based Planning in S&OP High Tide

This seminar will focus on the core of Sales and Operations Planning. Different planning options and circumstances evolve into a series of scenarios or plans that need to be evaluated in order to sift out the best plan to implement. Each scenario should therefore capture the key elements of every manufacturing plan: the best trade-off between flow and capacity in order to reach the required customer service. We illustrate this approach by using the outsource decision as a way to elevate capacity. 


13:00h: Registration with coffee

13:30h: Part 1
  • Material flows and resource capacity as fundamental planning instruments
  • Planning for customer service
15:00h: coffee break

15:20h: Part 2
  • Scenario based planning principles
  • Generic case from a metal working company in the automotive
16:50h: Q&A

Teacher: Prof. dr. Nico Vandaele

Nico Vandaele holds a degree in Business Engineering and a PhD in Operations Research and Operations Management from KU Leuven, where he is currently Full Professor Operations Management at the KU Leuven, Faculty of Business and Economics. He is holder of the GSK Research Chair and leads the Access-to-Medicines Research Center. Nico Vandaele teaches courses in operations research, operations management and supply chain management.
His research interests are situated in supply chain design, health systems, immunization systems, modeling of manufacturing and service systems, performance measurement, the design of planning systems, sales and operations management, factory physics, health care management and traffic modeling. Another research area deals with decision support systems for product design and development and (R&D) portfolio management.

Practical information


November, 7th


Hotel Serwir
Kon. Astridlaan 57
9100 Sint-Niklaas

Participation fee?
  • Value Chain/PICS members: € 290
  • Non-members: € 250
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