SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Supply Chain Management extends from the demand forecast to the fulfillment phase. The supply planning process establishes ending inventory goals and level loaded production objectives to plan production orders, balance inventory across the supply chain and maximize revenue and service objectives.
Short Term planning for day to day planning and ordering raw materials. Goal is to make sure KPIs are met between customer service and working capital
SAP ECC MF50
Strategic planning is based on the need to look at a horizon 4 weeks to 12 months into the future or further. Detail extrapolation from SAP is requried to model this informaiton. The best way to present this data is in graphical forms for long term daily, weekly, or month views. You can also utilize the Rough Cut Capacity Plan or RCCP.
ACCESS DATABASE ANALYSIS
Database analysis allows the opportunity to plan and dissect information systems that do not have data compiled in easily accessible locations or is not stored in aggregate forms needed to plan a specific package. Queries, tables and reports can be a powerful tool to emulate ERP systems where they do not exist.
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” ― Abraham Lincoln
LEAN SIX SIGMA Green belt
Our Green Belt certification is based on yielding $200K in savings on an annual basis. I was able to accomplish this by a "fair share" model of a specific raw material we used around the entire U.S. Instead of re-ordering this raw material, I started a data tracker and an alliance between all of the production facilities to share this raw material. In turn, this reduced about $250K in excess purchases on an ongoing basis. Below are tools used in the Lean Six Sigma process.
"The production plan's primary purpose is to establish production rates that will accomplish the objectives of the strategic business plan" - Introduction to Materials Management (31)