Plan to Perform
Plan-to-Perform includes sales forecasting, operational planning and execution against the plans.
Improve operational efficiency: Effective planning helps eliminate bottlenecks and ensure adequate materials and resources.
Balance forecasts and orders to production capacity: Sales and Operations Planning helps ensure that corporate objectives are met, customers receive orders consistently and that production can proceed without costly unplanned overtime.
Ensure equipment is in top condition: Effective preventive maintenance based on actual production quantities or manufacturers recommendations can help minimize unplanned downtime, improve the quality of products and maximize predictable throughput.
Forecast with partners, customers and the sales force: Forecasting with input from multiple sources can ensure that forecasts are as accurate as possible, materials can be supplied as needed for promotions or marketing campaigns and surprises are kept to a minimum.