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-Novermber 5, 2009


Supply Chain Graphic of the Week: Shop Floor to Top Floor

  How Optimal Factory Planning and Scheduling Sits in the Planning Hierarchy  

By SCDigest Editorial Staff


The concept of "shop floor to top floor" - or how what's happening in a company's factories needs to be better connected to higher level business decisions and provide a near real-time feedback loop - has been around since at least the mid-1990s.

But how many companies have really made that a powerful reality?

Regardless, we liked this slide from Filippo Focacci of IBM in a recent supply chain videocast, nicely illustrating the role of planning and scheduling in the overall hierarchy of strategic, tactical and operational planning. (To view the full broadcast, go to: Improve Operational Efficiency and Service Level with Factory Planning and Scheduling.)


Source: IBM

We thought the graphic might be useful for companies as a basis for illustrating their own planning processses.


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