Driving Improvement In Decision Making Through Supply Chain Planning

Improve Synchronization of Four Planning Layers

While the actual work of planning looks different at every organization, organizations face many similar challenges in establishing their planning organizations and processes. They may hesitate to trust advanced planning technologies, rely too much on Excel spreadsheets that limit collaboration, and fail to give their planners enough time to plan effectively.

At the heart of these challenges is the fact that many organizations view planning as a technology problem. They attempt to address planning challenges by “bolting on” new technologies to their existing IT infrastructure, without making significant changes in their approach to planning.

In this course, we’ll take a more people-centric approach to planning. We’ll explore why planning matters today, how to define the planning organization, and the role inventory planning plays in broader planning organization. Learners will develop ideas to build a stronger planning organization, and walk away with clear ideas of what to change in order to more effectively align around the planning organization.

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Learners Will:

  • Explore the past, current, and future state of supply chain planning
  • Discover the important role of inventory planning in supply chain strategy
  • Understand the benefits a strong planning organization can create for their companies

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Developed in partnership with:


  • Supply Chain Leadership Academy


Lora Cecere

Founder of Supply Chain Insights and Industry Analyst at Gartner, AMR Research, and Altimeter Group

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