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Supply Chain Planners Must Link Short- and Long-Term Processes

By August 3, 2023No Comments

Like any part of an organization, supply chain planning has its obstacles and rewards. When approaching planning, often organizations either mix short-term and mid-term planning in one process or treat them separately, with minimal connection between the two. Neither of these strategies deliver strong results – leading many planners to be trapped in a perpetual reactive mode or executing a disjointed and inefficient plan, respectively.

Gartner research points to an awareness among supply chain leaders of this disconnect, with alignment of plans across time horizons ranking among the top three supply chain planning (SCP) challenges that SCP projects aim to resolve.