Keeping your journals clean is a good strategy for handling changes smartly

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Presenter: Sune Lohse, Chief Strategy Officer

The better you can plan in small iterations and always being up-to-date and keeping your journals clean, the easier it is to find small changes that you need to react to.

Let’s take an example of a situation which is very nice with very few changes.

So, first of all, if I’m calculating for critical items in this scenario, including safety stock, I can see here that my lowest inventory on only one item is minus 10 and there’s an inventory item.

So, looking at the profile on this item, I can see I have a situation here.

I could have done that with many other items as well if we have many critical items.

Whereas if I’m planning on moving demand dates in the same scenario, this one item will cause a lot of movement.

And the picture that is coming up now on the movements could be very complex if it wasn’t one item, but 10 or 100 items that I didn’t control.

So, if we’re looking at this item here, trying to change it, maybe there’s a supply here on a purchase order 237 on May 15, and we should have had it here on 1st of April or something.

Let’s try to change that just to see the consequences.

If I’m looking at the purchase order here, trying to find that like this, and we try to change the date until before the 7th of April that we have the issue on.

Let’s try to do that.

However, we are handling this demand, of course.

So, let’s try to make it on 1st of April instead, like this.

And we go back to calculate moving demand dates to see how it works.

So, by being updating on all my planning, it’s much easier for me to find small exceptions all the time.

But of course, it’s difficult to get here, but it’s a very nice planning strategy.

And this will also make it possible to plan on huge orders or huge changes to see the consequences of that.