Operational Excellence > Planning
A world class planning is required in the today’s highly competitive environment to increase the
efficiency, flexibility in operations and optimum capacity utilization. In a multinational
and/or multi-site environment, planning processes should be allocated at different levels.
Long-term capacity planning must be balanced with product portfolio development, the planning
for sales and operations must balance demand and supply on a monthly level, materials and
resources planning must assure that raw materials and other resources are in place at the right
time, while detailed scheduling must fulfill all order needs.
Creation and maintenance is a part of a planning process. As such, planning is a fundamental
property of intelligent behavior. This thought process is necessary to the creation and
refinement of a plan or integration of it with other plans; that is, it combines forecasting of
developments with the preparation of scenarios of how to react to them.
There are three major types of plans that help managers in achieving their organizational
objectives. These are :-
All these plans are inter related to each other. Operational plans result in the fulfillment of
tactical plans, which in return leads to the achievement of strategic plans. In case, their
original plans are failed, managers should also develop alternate plans in addition to these
three types of plans.
What Rajput Jain & Associates Offers
At Rajput Jain & Associates we have expertise in improving planning at all levels, from long-term
strategic planning through S&OP, MRP planning and detailed scheduling. We acknowledge and
understand that the dynamic planning can be different to different industry. As example the
planning processes for the process - discrete - and repetitive industry is very different. Even,
within the process industry differences exist, e.g. food, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
We organize knowledge of supply-chain management and planning at all levels with wide experience
in ERP, advanced planning & scheduling systems, and with in-depth experience in business process
The concepts like Just in Time, Lean, Make to Forecast, Stock Replenishment, Make to Order or
Available to Promise can be applied, or an appropriate mix of these can be developed which
depends upon the type of industry.