Planning & Control
For gaining control of operational planning and execution to drive business performance
Planning & Control involves the successful integration of all your planning processes for making products and services available to consistently fulfill customer demand. It provides the essential foundation for your organization to successfully manage the extended supply chain.
Planning & Control includes the best and most credible view of customer demand plans, supported by the integration of product development plans, plus aligned planning and control disciplines in your operating and manufacturing units. It creates a seamless closed-loop planning system through the communication of valid plans and information to suppliers, warehouses, distribution facilities, and transportation providers.
You should consider Planning & Control for your business if:
You are struggling to attain consistent delivery of operational performance goals and financial objectives
You are experiencing rapid growth and can no longer manage effectively using an informal and non-integrated processes
Complaints from customers about poor delivery and quality are escalating
You are experiencing daily surprises from violent and unpredictable swings in forecast accuracy
Inventory write-offs are increasing
Costs are unpredictable
People are consumed by daily firefighting
You are receiving complaints from suppliers about orders being placed inside stated lead times
You are constantly expediting materials for production
Priorities in product development seem to be constantly changing and launch dates missed
Trust in data used for planning is poor
Your organization uses multiple databases and information sources, with more planning done in spreadsheets than in planning systems
A blame culture exists where supply chain or operations function attribute failures to other functions as a reason for poor performance
How we can help
Change management – planning, monitoring, and supporting the implementation of change and its impact on your people and consequently also on your business
Scoping of an action plan to address issues and take advantage of the opportunities identified, including resourcing, timelines, and performance improvement expectations
Assessment of your Planning and Control process and validation that it has achieved Class A level of effectiveness – firmly embedded as the ‘way you do things’ and delivering the benefits you wanted
A diagnostic assessment of the effectiveness of your current planning and control process, including identifying any performance issues
Facilitate the design of Planning and Control processes to best fit your organization and its needs
Coaching your Planning and Control process users to accelerate the introduction of new ways of working
Transfer our knowledge to your people
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