CHAPTER 8

Conclusion

In this book we have reviewed a broad range of planning frameworks to facilitate effectively managing and monitoring a supply chain. We began in Chapter 1 with a general introduction to hierarchical planning frameworks, and a description of their applicability to supply chain planning and operations management. Chapter 2 explored the opportunity to employ methodologies such as the mission, objectives, and strategies (MOS) framework to enhance a firm’s supply chain strategic planning process. This discussion introduced approaches for directly linking a firm’s supply chain strategic project selection process to an MOS framework. We also reviewed straightforward project prioritization and weighting schemes, as well as the Analytic ...

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