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Supply Chain Management by Vinod V. Sople

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5

Supply Chain Planning

“Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets planning

 

—Thomas Alva Edison”

Chapter Objectives

To understand:

  • Role and levels of SC planning
  • Demand-supply planning
  • Capacity planning
  • Collaborative planning
  • Role of IT in planning

 

Supply Chain Planning Components

 

Supply Chain Planning Components

 

Supply chain planning is the major component of supply chain management (SCM). It involves in predicting future requirements of inputs and infrastructure support to balance supply and demand. Domain of supply chain planning covers: supply chain modelling, designing of distribution network, identifying the supply locations close to demand points, ...

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