WHITEPAPER: The Genesis of Network Supply Chain Planning for our Modern World


The demands of today’s supply chain are challenged by dated sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes, complex global networks and increasing disruption from events.  S&OP processes typically have long execution times and infrequent cadences. This is suited to the “steady state” planning processes of the 1980s when supply and demand were more stable and balanced.

But given that complex global supply chains are increasingly operating in a world of rapid change, there is an urgent need for a new generation of supply chain planning; event-based network planning.

This whitepaper explores the need for a planning revolution, one that is event-driven, scenario-based and considers all inputs networked with one another.

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