Best Practices vs Business Objectives in Planning and Inventory

Jonathan Morgan

Senior Director, Demand, Inventory & Spares Planning at Palo Alto Networks

Learning Objectives

When designing business processes for supply chain, we often start by planning to implement best practices. What can be easily overlooked is the actual needs of the business, both now and in the future. Sometimes a less mature or simplified version of a best practice may be the right solution to achieve business excellence, with a roadmap for process maturity as the business changes. In this presentation I will discuss aligning best practices with business needs for Planning and Inventory based processes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Business maturity should align with process maturity

  • Don't always aim for the top in process maturity

  • Capture alignment on short and long term business needs