Making plans reality

Wheatley, Malcolm
July 2010
Automotive Logistics;Jul-Sep2010, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p38
The article discusses the differences between supply chain planning and execution in automotive logistics. Andy Killick, business consulting manager at Infor, says execution is about the short term such as the transmission of an order, locating a container of parts, or scheduling of picking and packing operations in a warehouse. Planning is about the long term, like network design, demand planning and forecasting, and advanced planning and scheduling (APS)-based optimisation, he adds. A mature approach to supply chain planning and execution is discussed.


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