The benefits of “decompartmentalizing” resources across the organizationFrederic Dufour / May 04 , 2017
The PlanningForce methodology promotes the decompartmentalization of resources within the different departments.
This decompartmentalization is based on three principles:
The principle of transversality of activities: the planning of activities (projects, productions, programs, …) dictates the planning of resources within the departments.
The principle of resource pooling: resources are allocated where they are most useful at a given time; this, regardless of whether they belong to a particular department.
The principle of globalization of planning: the search for a global optimum supersedes the search for optimums that focus on a particular department or project.
This decompartmentalization and the application of these three principles means that PlanningForce does not plan ‘project by project’ or ‘department by department’, but plans all activities and resources in a single phase.
The planning is thus generated on the basis of global and not particular optimization rules and resources are distributed to the best of their capacities and according to the needs and requirements of production.
The virtuous effects of this approach are numerous: reduction of bottlenecks, better use of the most expensive machines, better smoothing of workloads, global view of all productions, end of over-allocation of resources, reduction of periods of production stress, reduction of recourse to subcontractors or temporary workers, …
The main benefits of this decompartmentalization and global planning are, for a constant scope of resources, the following:
- Reduction of the average production time
- Acceleration of new product launches
You may also like
The importance of What If simulations
This article details how simulations based on the description of "what if" scenarios first require the implementation of a coherent and efficient data system.
Context Based Planning and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
In this article, Professor Libert examines the importance of benefiting from a multi-criteria decision process supported by a set of relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
The seven steps to choose project portfolios that generate high returns
This article describes the process to be followed in PlanningForce to identify how to combine project and resource portfolios in the most cost-effective way.