Gartner Research

Improve Your Supply Chain Planning Process by Creating Distinct and Aligned Time Horizons

Published: 02 August 2016

ID: G00303950

Analyst(s): Marko Pukkila


Most manufacturing companies struggle connecting business planning to execution. This research helps supply chain planning leaders to create three aligned planning cycles separated by time horizons. This enables them to translate broad corporate strategies and meaningful objectives for execution.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create Three Distinct Planning Horizons
  • Create a Realistic Long-Term Plan
  • Use the Monthly S&OP to Maintain a Balance Between Demand, Supply and Financial Objectives
  • Establish a Weekly or Biweekly S&OE Process That Acts as a Checkpoint for S&OP

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