Integrative Planning

Classic planning approaches split planning into various segments (e.g. anticipated planning, commercial planning and capacity planning) and horizons (short, medium and long term planning), which are processed separately from one another. Historically this happened in order to reduce complexity within the planning process and to make planning easier to handle using the available computing power.

Modern information technology lifted this restriction and allows integration of the planning steps into continuous planning. This reduces the work involved in planning, avoids contradictions in the planning caused by over simplification and ensured the fastest possible reaction to modified planning values on all levels.

planning book

machine scheduling

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