Gartner Research

Long-Range Planning Is a Complex Business Process That Requires a Proper Governance Structure

Published: 13 November 2015

ID: G00293321

Analyst(s): Matthew Spooner

Summary

A well-developed long-range plan should be a prerequisite for a mature supply chain. Often, the long-range planning process is unstructured and lacks accountability. This introduction into long-range planning will help the head of planning to create a foundation to develop a sustainable LRP process.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Ensure That the Purpose and Use of the Long-Range Plan Is Well-Understood Across the Organization
  • Create a Clear Methodology and Structure to Support the Long-Range Planning Process
  • Ensure That There Is Proper Accountability for the Long-Range Plan, Which Is Ideally Aligned With P&L Responsibility

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