L2 – Tactical Steering

PlanningForce’s tactical steering tools and methodologies synchronize the flow of information with decision-making, helping you harness the full potential of your business.

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L2 – Tactical Steering

PlanningForce’s tactical steering tools and methodologies synchronize the flow of information with decision-making, helping to you harness the full potential of your business.

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Tactical steering

Tactical steering is at the heart of the value chain. It regulates flows so as to optimize how the chain functions. Optimizing the value chain means finding work solutions that minimize the cost of how orders are filled, starting the very moment they enter the system all the way up to delivery.

“In my view, the heart of a planning tool is its ability to provide efficient automatic steering and I am now a firm believer in PlanningForce’s calculation engine.”

Stéphane Faurie, Otis

Supply Chain Managers optimize the value chain to make the most of available resources.

PlanningForce’s tactical steering tools and methodologies transcend the divisions and drawbacks of traditional planning processes. By finally empowering the company to manage and control the entire organization, PlanningForce automatically minimizes bottlenecks and smooths out the workload in order to increase overall productivity. Production time and operational costs are thereby reduced.

Supply Chain Managers optimize the value chain to make the most of available resources.

PlanningForce’s tactical steering tools and methodologies transcend the divisions and drawbacks of traditional planning processes. By finally empowering the company to manage and control the entire organization, PlanningForce automatically minimizes bottlenecks and smooths out the workload in order to increase overall productivity. Production time and operational costs are thereby reduced.

L2 – Tactical Steering
The quest for a global optimum guides the planning process

Tactical Planning

Tactical planning distributes tasks across the entire value chain. It matches them with resources, processing all orders, constraints, deadlines, supplies, resource capacities, and preferences.

The sequences provided by PlanningForce are optimized thanks to its calculation engine. The planning is established in order to meet deadlines, optimize the use of resources. It also works to avoid production stoppages, breakdowns (thanks to the early scheduling of preventive maintenance), waste and rework (because the right resources are planned in the right place at the right time), administrative work (because manual data entry is reduced) and, most importantly, the time spent on planning.

Periodic Progression

At a given date, or when the need arises, the progress of ongoing activities is considered in order to calculate the remaining work for each operation. This function makes it possible to tell how orders are progressing and, from there, to measure any discrepancies between what had been planned and what has been achieved.

By taking into account the periodic progress, the remaining work, as well as new orders can be subject to a new planning phase that will result in a new version of the plan.

This sequence “Plan – Do – Check – Act” is what PlanningForce calls the “tactical steering cycle”.

Simulations

Simulations allow you to test different planning solutions for a range of activities and resources. A simulation is an alternative plan in which one or more dimensions – such as projects, resources, priorities, goals and schedules – can be modified.

The criteria and preferences used in a simulation may benefit some stakeholders more than others (e.g., customers, shareholders, partners, suppliers).

The simulation tool therefore becomes a kind of laboratory in which each configuration is analyzed from the stakeholders’ point of view through the use of KPIs and scorecards.

This helps to improve the decision-making process. It makes it more transparent and reliable regarding the objectives pursued and how they will be achieved.

Reporting

The reporting functions capitalize on data relating to current planning, the progress of projects and simulations. They can also concern the successive versions of the plan.

As the PlanningForce database records all the plans one after the other. A full range of reports and online tools therefore facilitate comparisons between past situations and current situations. These can be compared with regard to key dimensions such as time, money, activities and resources.

These reporting tools help to support decision making. They are used to understand how to alter the priorities of ongoing activities, how to adjust models and standard times, how to increase work efficiency, how to reduce waste and how to improve team composition.

L2 – Tactical Steering
The quest for a global optimum guides the planning process

Tactical Planning

Tactical planning distributes tasks across the entire value chain. It matches them with resources, processing all orders, constraints, deadlines, supplies, resource capacities, and preferences.

The sequences provided by PlanningForce are optimized thanks to its calculation engine. The planning is established in order to meet deadlines, optimize the use of resources. It also works to avoid production stoppages, breakdowns (thanks to the early scheduling of preventive maintenance), waste and rework (because the right resources are planned in the right place at the right time), administrative work (because manual data entry is reduced) and, most importantly, the time spent on planning.

Periodic Progression

At a given date, or when the need arises, the progress of ongoing activities is considered in order to calculate the remaining work for each operation. This function makes it possible to tell how orders are progressing and, from there, to measure any discrepancies between what had been planned and what has been achieved.

By taking into account the periodic progress, the remaining work, as well as new orders can be subject to a new planning phase that will result in a new version of the plan.

This sequence “Plan – Do – Check – Act” is what PlanningForce calls the “tactical steering cycle”.

Simulations

Simulations allow you to test different planning solutions for a range of activities and resources. A simulation is an alternative plan in which one or more dimensions – such as projects, resources, priorities, goals and schedules – can be modified.

The criteria and preferences used in a simulation may benefit some stakeholders more than others (e.g., customers, shareholders, partners, suppliers).

The simulation tool therefore becomes a kind of laboratory in which each configuration is analyzed from the stakeholders’ point of view through the use of KPIs and scorecards.

This helps to improve the decision-making process. It makes it more transparent and reliable regarding the objectives pursued and how they will be achieved.

Reporting

The reporting functions capitalize on data relating to current planning, the progress of projects and simulations. They can also concern the successive versions of the plan.

As the PlanningForce database records all the plans one after the other. A full range of reports and online tools therefore facilitate comparisons between past situations and current situations. These can be compared with regard to key dimensions such as time, money, activities and resources.

These reporting tools help to support decision making. They are used to understand how to alter the priorities of ongoing activities, how to adjust models and standard times, how to increase work efficiency, how to reduce waste and how to improve team composition.

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