PlanningForce Steers Processes, from Strategy Development to Real Time Operations

PlanningForce’s methodologies and tools interact in unison, integrating all planning levels within the organization to let you manage your processes in more agile and optimal ways.

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PlanningForce Steers Business Processes,
from Strategy Development to Real Time
Operations Monitoring

PlanningForce’s methodologies and tools interact in unison, integrating all planning levels within the organization to let you manage your processes in more agile and optimal ways.

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Multi Level Planning : When cascading PDCA cycles help to reconcile Waterfall and Agile

Multi Level Planning is at the heart of the ELP management system tools and methodologies.

It orchestrates a process of change that is rooted in the reconciliation of a planning approach based on budgets, workloads and deadlines with the needs of a modern approach that requires increased agility in the implementation of projects.

Resource capacities help to connect levels

Thanks to Multi Level Planning, disputes between waterfall and agile promoters remain in the past. In fact, if the plans for each level remain guided by project priorities and constraints coming from higher levels, the constraints were defined according to the real capacities available to the lower levels.

Each level also has, within the envelope of objectives assigned to it, autonomy in the choice of means and processes that will enable it to achieve its objectives.

Decisions circulate almost instantaneously

The cascade of PDCA-type cycles, coupled with various advanced planning and information consolidation techniques, make it possible to circulate decisions almost instantaneously from the top of the company to the operational levels, and back, with a view of consolidating progress and budget consumption.

The right decisions can therefore be taken more quickly and on the basis of more reliable data. The agility that is required at the operational level thus goes all the way up to the top of the company.

Complexity remains “hidden inside”

By being handled on an IT level, the complexity of multi level management is reduced considerably. This makes it possible to lighten the management structure and make the most of the company’s capabilities, while accelerating the production of dashboards and advanced analytics, as well as combating the rise of psychosocial illnesses, such as burn-outs.

Last but not least, thanks to Multi Level Planning, S&OP processes become the driving force behind the company’s Supply Chain. A Supply Chain that can function optimally in both directions of the supply and demand relationship, thus enabling the company to become more opportunistic commercially and less dependent on market hazards.

Multi Level Planning : When cascading
PDCA cycles help to reconcile Waterfall and Agile

Resource capacities help to connect levels

Multi Level Planning is at the heart of the ELP management system tools and methodologies.

It orchestrates a process of change that is rooted in the reconciliation of a planning approach based on budgets, workloads and deadlines with the needs of a modern approach that requires increased agility in the implementation of projects.

Thanks to Multi Level Planning, disputes between waterfall and agile promoters remain in the past. In fact, if the plans for each level remain guided by project priorities and constraints coming from higher levels, the constraints were defined according to the real capacities available to the lower levels.

Decisions circulate almost instantaneously

Each level also has, within the envelope of objectives assigned to it, autonomy in the choice of means and processes that will enable it to achieve its objectives.

The cascade of PDCA-type cycles, coupled with various advanced planning and information consolidation techniques, make it possible to circulate decisions almost instantaneously from the top of the company to the operational levels, and back, with a view of consolidating progress and budget consumption.

The right decisions can therefore be taken more quickly and on the basis of more reliable data. The agility that is required at the operational level thus goes all the way up to the top of the company.

Complexity remains “hidden inside”

By being handled on an IT level, the complexity of multi level management is reduced considerably. This makes it possible to lighten the management structure and make the most of the company’s capabilities, while accelerating the production of dashboards and advanced analytics, as well as combating the rise of psychosocial illnesses, such as burn-outs.

Last but not least, thanks to Multi Level Planning, S&OP processes become the driving force behind the company’s Supply Chain. A Supply Chain that can function optimally in both directions of the supply and demand relationship, thus enabling the company to become more opportunistic commercially and less dependent on market hazards.

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What we do

SOLUTIONS

What we do

Strategic
Steering

Strategic steering makes it possible to conceive scenarios and formulate, monitor and adapt the long-term strategic vision for your business

Tactical
Steering

Tactical steering is at the heart of the value chain, optimizing decision-making and regulating flows through  the orchestration of PDCA cycles.

Operational
Steering

Operational Steering is focused on carrying out business activities in conformity with what was defined at the stage of tactical planning.

Execution
Steering

Task Execution Steering takes place in real time through manual or automatic data collection at the level of work-in-process on workstations.

CASE STUDIES

Our experience

Maisons du Nord chooses PlanningForce to simultaneously plan its entire project portfolio, which includes more than 175 new homes to be built per year. They use the solution from central planning to monitoring execution on the ground using a mobile device.

Mecar chooses PlanningForce to solve the complexity of planning and scheduling its entire order portfolio across the different workshops and workstations and to optimize its supply chain accordingly, as well as to monitor the daily progress of tasks at workstation level.

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