About Us

SOPPLAN is the trading name used by 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.

Client Testimonials

"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."
“I have engaged John on numerous projects over the last 8 years to lead change in S&OP and continous 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.”
Brendhan Greaney
CEO at Tatua Co-operative Dairy Co.
“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 CFO at Prolife Foods

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