Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning

Performance and improvement

plans, measurements and reports

for medium sized manufacturing businesses

Our Services

Expert mentoring and systems.

S&OP Process Reviews

We assess your Forecasting, Planning and S&OP processes against best practice and identify high-priority areas for improvement.

Mentoring and Support

We work with your team to improve your forecasts, plans, reports, meetings and teamwork.

S&OP Systems

We offer practical systems to support Sales Forecasting, Supply Planning, Inventory Management and S&OP.

S&OP Energy Boost

Reinvigorate your S&OP team with a hands-on experience that provides new insights, energy and teamwork.

S&OP Outsourcing

We handle the administration and data. Let your team focus on the parts of the process where their time and knowledge are essential.

Operational Improvements

We help your team to make operational improvements that improve service, reduce costs, optimize inventories and eliminate waste.

Why Choose Us


We have been doing this for over 30 years with businesses around the world.


We provide the knowledge, tools and support that you need to get it done.


We grow your team’s knowledge and experience, they “own” the process.


S&OP exists to improve service, cost, inventory and teamwork.

Understand Continuous Improvement

We can help you to make the shop-floor changes needed to achieve the S&OP improvements.

Systems And Support

S&OP needs good data, we offer the blend of systems and support that you need.

Just What's Needed

We provide the time and input that you need, no more, no less.

Mid-Sized Businesses

We work with businesses, large enough to benefit and with freedom to make improvements.

About us

Hi, I’m John Chase, founder and principal of SOPPLAN. 

Sales and Operations Planning is my passion. I have been involved in S&OP since the early 1980’s, even before it was called S&OP.

Since that time I have worked as a hands-on consultant to companies in the food and dairy, consumer goods, garment, agricultural produce, building products, automotive, steel-making and petrochemical industries.

I have been privileged to lead the Supply Chain Management teams in two major consulting firms – Ernst & Young and KPMG Consulting (BearingPoint).

Alongside my S&OP focus I have worked extensively in Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing. There is nothing more satisfying than to identify an improvement opportunity through the S&OP process, then to make the shop-floor improvements and measure the benefit in the S&OP KPI reports.

Client Testimonials

“I have engaged John on numerous projects over the last 8 years to lead change in S&OP and continuous improvement programs where I have found him to be extremely knowledgeable and credible. I have come to think of him more as a business partner than consultant. I especially value his broad business knowledge and ability to cut to the things that matter for tangible benefits..”
“John provides excellent guidance and expertise in S&OP implementation. From analysis the current position through to process mapping, and ultimately implementing the right tools for us”
“John applies his knowledge of supply chain theory and his experience in other industries and works well with our people to achieve excellent outcomes very cost effectively. We find John to be a very good partner”
“John has an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of Sales & Operations Planning, and the ability & experience to make SOP fit & work the way that best suits an organisation. He has a wealth of different industry experience which he is happy to share with his clients.”
Ralph Blackburn
ex-GM Prolife Foods

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