Published: 21 June 2023
Disconnects among PLM activities, S&OP decisions and business strategy lead to missed strategic goals. This research provides supply chain planning leaders with a cascading strategy framework that helps align portfolio management with corporate strategy.
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Disconnects among product portfolio management (PPM), product life cycle management (PLM) decisions and supply chain activities result in suboptimal handoffs between these activities, leading to bloated portfolios, suboptimal SKU performance and obsolete inventories, which impact strategic and financial goals.
Planning leaders struggle to describe how the PLM choices made and activities within their teams are delivering value against larger corporate strategies.
The focus on near-term financial targets first and company and portfolio strategies second causes decisions in S&OP to focus primarily on short-term issues, preventing alignment of supply chain strategy with business objectives.
To bridge the gaps between planning and strategy,
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