Ensure Supply Planning for EM sites are developed and implemented with processes in place for ongoing the assessment of supplier cost, quality, capacity, technical capabilities, best practices capabilities, security, and compliance to align with the Supply Chain.

More Uses of the Supply Planning Toolkit:

  • Ensure you increase; build scorecard with appropriate KPIs and create action plans with markets to improve service and inventory level, monitor and measure effectiveness of action plans.
  • Pilot: clearly assign responsibility for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress, and results; designs feedback loops into work.
  • Collaborate with category supply chain contacts communicate significant forecast changes and what if projections in line with operating strategy; review latest supply situation; and manage resulting forecast updates.
  • Forecast and maintains stock levels and supply flow according to usage rates, delivery time, current demand, items on hand, and cost based on quantities ordered.
  • Ensure you introduce; build and analyze monthly supply plans based on capacity, incoming returns, refurb and inventory targets, ensuring business goals are achieved and driving timely and accurate supply communications.
  • Ensure you research; build dynamic capacity and Supply Planning scenario models and strategies to support demand scenarios, product specific requirements and manufacturing capabilities.
  • Ensure you run; understand market dynamics and latest marketing and supply plans (promotions, cannibalization, distribution changes, supply constraints etc) and make value added modifications to system forecast.
  • Confirm your organization develops best practice SOPs for effective management of inventories, planning, master data management, planning systems logic and ongoing Supply Planning team development.
  • Collaborate with the Product, Project Management, Brand Management, and Strategic Sourcing on launching new products and packaging for e commerce and wholesale customers.
  • Warrant that your enterprise creates purchase forecasts and related purchase orders, establishes production schedules and related production orders, to meet customer and corporate expectations.
  • Manage, lead, and develop an inventory and Supply Planning team while developing and executing production and/or purchase plans to ensure that supply plans meet inventory investment and customer service objectives.
  • Be accountable to provide focus and integration of data from Marketing, Sales, Customer Marketing, and Finance, which are used to develop accurate and timely forecasts supporting Operations, Sales and Financial Planning.
  • Inform the Supply Planning management of supply issues that might impact the customer service and take immediate actions with the supplier to avoid supply interruptions.
  • Manage: work closely with key cross functional groups to effectively communicate risks/opportunities customer service, commercial sales, operations, distribution, quality and etc.
  • Lead the review of inventory levels and warehouse capacity, initiate and communicate the necessary product movements to ensure balanced inventory levels to reduce out of stock and returns from overstock.
  • Coordinate communication and escalation resolution on obsolescence and write off management in collaboration with Supply Planning hub, customer service and supply chain finance.
  • Audit: work closely with the Sales, Manufacturing, Finance, Customer Service and Procurement to ensure timeliness of information and data accuracy to avoid supply chain disruptions.
  • Manage work with a cross functional team to create monthly demand forecast based on historical sales, statistical models, and relevant current market information and trends.
  • Pilot: actual activity, plan inventory centers warehouses that meet supply chain requirements to assigned production facilities and suppliers in goals/metrics, and provide updated supply replenishment to network distribution.
  • Evaluate: review historical consumption data, trends, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models and evaluate forecast results to increase accuracy by removing bias.
  • Assure your enterprise coordinates disposal activities (inventory verification, sampling, weighing, out loading, shipping schedules, and analyzing and recovery) for purchasers, service contractors, carriers.
  • Be accountable for leading and developing a team to balance supply and demand in a constraint based environment capacity, labor, planned downtime, working capital, storage, etc.
  • Warrant that your operation complies; markets and promotes Materials Management/Surplus property supply chain services to internal stakeholders and departments in support of key organization initiatives.
  • Provide single point accountability and leadership for all Supply Planning of assigned portfolio of finished goods and work in process products throughout the product life cycle.
  • Drive key KPI improvement activities (reducing forecast error and bias), improving customer service, reducing excess/obsolete inventory, to enable predictive performance and financial planning.
  • Drive reduction in excess and obsolete inventory exposure of finished goods and components through strategic production planning and collaboration with MRP team.
  • Govern: partner with key stakeholders in geographies, demand and Supply Planning, operations, logistics, security, technology and analytics functions to execute data governance and quality priorities.
  • Audit: proactively manage production schedules to minimize customer and/or production disruption related to component shortages, machine downtime, labor shortages, and other capacity constraints.
  • Analyze department performance, account for variances, drive for root cause and implement improved methods and procedures; create, review, and update improvement plans, at a minimum, monthly.
  • Participate as a key member of the Sales and Operation Planning team and work in conjunction with Supply Chain, Production Operations, Marketing / Sales, Finance, and Customer Service management to support the supply chain management process.

 

Categories: Articles