Don’t Re-Plan, Just Execute: Making Supply Chain Plans Work with Collaborative Execution
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We plan in an atmosphere of volatility and uncertainty, with data that is often incomplete and untimely. We then release our plans into a dynamic and unpredictable world that has already moved away from our embedded assumptions. This white paper compares two approaches to answering the questions, "How do we execute supply chain plans once they are made, and how do we respond to the exceptions that inevitably arise when our plans meet reality?"
While the original planning process is beyond the scope of this paper, this white paper will examine two different approaches to implementing those plans once they are formulated: the first is based on rapid re-planning in response to exceptions; and the second is grounded in collaborative execution by the extended network.