Interlace Systems, a provider of integrated business planning software, announced the results of its second annual sales and operations planning (S&OP) survey. Results indicate that companies continue to make improvements across broad planning areas and are expanding S&OP beyond simple demand/supply balancing. The survey conducted in March 2007 targeted senior level planners in consumer goods, industrial manufacturing, high-technology equipment and medical/pharmaceutical companies.

Results from this survey were gathered from 148 respondents from corporations across a variety of manufacturing industries. 81 percent of the responses came from representatives in the consumer goods, industrial manufacturing, high technology equipment and medical/pharmaceutical industries. All companies surveyed had annual revenues in excess of $200 million.

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