How to define a planning strategy when working with Business Central?
If your company is going to work with supply chain planning, you might consider the different planning horizons and the different planning terms and divide those into areas where you can have a responsible for each area.
This is what happens in the video
So for instance, as you can see in this picture, you might have some assets budgeting or long-term planning going from,
for instance, 3 months till 18 months where the point is to break down requirement for purchase items that has long lead times.
So we need to look for how to do that.
And you might have some master planning for 2 weeks ahead till 3 months ahead,
as for instance, where you do MRP planning and you figure out
what is my capacity needs and what are my material requirements.
So you can do the planning for the next long period
and taking all your capacities into account
and make sure that you have all your production orders lined up ready.
And the detailed planning is typically from 1 to 14 days or whatever suits your company, and you will do Gantt Chart and you will do all graphical views and figure out which production orders to start and make sure to get confirmation on your purchase orders that they will arrive on time.
And then, of course, you have some execution and you have some history and reporting on your supply chain.
So the detailed planning, master planning, and long-term planning, you should consider are you doing that?
And if yes, who is responsible?
Is the purchase department responsible for the long-term planning or who will do that?
Who’s responsible for master planning and detail planning?
So you have to divide it into small areas so everybody knows who’s in charge of what?