About Us

SOPPLAN is the trading name used by Norman John Chase to deliver Sales and Operations Planning services to manufacturing and services businesses.

A business advisor with a practical approach. My strategic focus delivers sustainable benefits. Advisor, consultant and manager for over 35 years, I’ve helped 60+ businesses improve performance. 

Having worked in New Zealand, Australia and 8 other countries, I quickly understand your needs and start to add value.

I improve manufacturers’ performance through S&OP, Business Planning, Supply Chain Improvement and Lean manufacturing. Mentoring managers to achieve outstanding results.


My other passion is identifying improvement opportunities in Veterinary practices by benchmarking business performance. I’ve worked with vet practices since 2006.

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