Gartner Research

How Supply Chain Leaders Can Avoid the Pitfalls of Stagnant PFEP Data

Published: 08 January 2016

ID: G00273148

Analyst(s): Rick Franzosa


"Plan for every part" has been called the DNA of the manufacturing plant. This research addresses why supply chain leaders aren't succeeding with PFEP, and how they can leverage the wealth of information to streamline the material handling process.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Supply chain professionals struggle to keep PFEP databases up-to-date, so the usefulness of PFEP declines over time
  • Manufacturing leaders often limit PFEP to the manufacturing plant silo because this is easier to control than a comprehensive supply chain implementation
  • Lean manufacturing practitioners rely on spreadsheets, Microsoft Access databases and custom tables in ERP systems for PFEP data because there is no one file or application that is designated as an SOR, and there are few commercially available PFEP solutions

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