Part 3 of this series solves the final pieces of the puzzle: identifying the tools to manage Inventory Supply & deliver superior Supply Planning.
In Part 2 of this series, we continue to identify additional insights to solve the complex puzzle of Supply Chain Management.
At its most basic level, Demand Planning is managing customer demand, while Supply Planning is managing the inventory supply to meet customer demand.
A few weeks ago I wrote an article titled, Where’s your Focus. After the article was released, several people responded agreeing with the points made and the strategy suggested. Whew! In addition to the affirmation I received a lot of really strong follow-up questions. “What exactly do I focus on?” “Where do I begin?”
The typical day of a planner is usually quite busy, and many times their daily tasks actually take more than a day to complete. When a planner’s ability to get a day’s work done becomes consistently hard to complete, we should look at the root cause and then help to solve the issue.