Planning Determines Company Success!
But: How is the quality of planning systems optimized? The digitization and the growing integration (horizontal and vertical) of value chains, as well as rapidly changing customer requirements, increase the complexity of the production planning and controlling systems.
Planning systems are the heart of order management and capacity planning and today mostly work in semi or fully automatic frameworks. They lay the foundation for the company’s ability to supply and for delivery performance, inventory (Net Working Capital), capacity utilization and production costs. This results in growing challenges for planning departments to generate “good” plans. B&C has repeatedly discovered that many companies do not fully exploit the benefits of integrated planning systems and that the planning system often is only used as a “typewriter”. Thus, potential remains unexploited.