Gartner Research

Apply 4 Principles for Integrated Supply and Inventory Planning Capability

Published: 22 March 2019

ID: G00375233

Analyst(s): Paul Lord

Summary

Supply planning organizations must balance many constraints and incentive conflicts to maximize profitability while meeting demand. Supply chain leaders in supply and inventory planning roles can apply four principles to develop improved capability that optimizes service and cost performance.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Align Supply Planning Scope and Goals With Network Performance
  • Synchronize Decision Timing to Balance Risk With Reliability
  • Use Inventory to Optimize Capacity and Materials Supply
  • Differentiate Priorities and Tactics Based on Item Demand Segmentation

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