Executive Briefs

Improving Your Planning Process Productivity

Attitudes towards improving supply chain planning productivity are changing. Firms are beginning to ask why planners need to spend so much time nursemaiding their planning system. Large enterprises ask, “What’s wrong with my process that I need armies of planners?” Growing mid-market companies ask, “Why do I need to keep adding so much overhead?”


Firms are asking, worse yet, if all this non-value added effort is preventing them from reaching higher levels of planning maturity. Is their planning inefficiency preventing them from achieving advanced supply chain competitiveness?