Length: 20 - 30 mn
22 questions
Production planning and WIP management

Do your planning practices enable on time delivery with minimum WIP and inventory?

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Production planning:

  • Medium to Long Term planning to align Supply capacity and Demand
  • Short Term Planning to enable efficient production and minimise WIP
  • Methodologies to optimise on time delivery and reduce inventory level,
  • Stability Rates & Schedule adherence KPI's

WIP management:

  • Planning sequence to reduce changeovers
  • Flows and WIP : production mode management, (push,pull, CONWIP...), flow improvement (e.g.value stream map), Just in time

Perform an evaluation of your Production planning and WIP management practices

The best practices are in a structured questionnaire enabling evaluations of your practices compared to our benchmark

The best practices are applicable to

  • Functional scope: all production site key functions close related to production planning: site, production and workshop management, maintenance
  • Company type: any company with production site(s) 
  • Industry type: Discrete manufacturing industries or process industries (chemical, biological, metallurgical...)

Who is this for:

  • Production site manager, Production manager, Production planner, Logistics, internal consultants (eg continuous improvement team) or external consultant.

  • Supply Chain manager wishing to understand or evaluate planning practices within a production plant.

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Get a detailed quantitative and qualitative assessment of your Production planning and WIP management compared to world Best Practices
Compare your results with best practices
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Perform the assessment in 20 to 30 minutes through 22 specific questions
Get an overview and a detailed analysis with a pyramid consolidation (question, subcategory, category, total)
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Compare the performance by zone or level of your organization (country, site, function, hierarchical level)
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How to use


22 production Planning and Work In Progress management best practices structured in 2 categories and 6 areas to enable a detailed view as well as an overview of practices

Two uses are possible:
  • learn Planning and Work In Progress best practices
  • evaluate the practices in relation to the best thanks to the online questionnaire functionality

Wevalgo focused model for Production Planning and Work In Progress best practices

 production Planning and WIP management In Focus Model

Brief description of the practices

Production planning:

  • Medium to Long Term planning: 2 best practices on how the forecasting and planning processes are defined and executed
  • Short Term Planning: 4 best practices on how the schedule is defined and what is tracked
  • Methodologies: 4 best practices on the key parameters are defined and documented according to the actual production characteristics, and on the planning and inventory management tools
  • Stability Rates & Schedule adherence: 4 best practices on how the stability and schedule adherence rates are calculated and tracked

WIP management:

  • Planning sequence: 2 best practices on how to optimise the planning chronological order
  • Flows and WIP: 6 best practices on how the work in progress is minimised using techniques such as Value stream mapping, Kanban, CONWIP...

Example of usage for evaluation

Assess your production Production planning and WIP management to enable you and your team to:

  • precisely understand Production planning and WIP management strengths and weaknesses through quantified data allowing internal and even external comparisons
  • define new production Production planning and WIP management ways of working, trainings, or other improvement actions
  • define targeted areas to monitor closely on production Quality management and Production planning and WIP management
  • easily compare improvements and progress at different points in time


Specific analyses when used for evaluation

An assessment against best practices

  • Each question is an assessment of a practice against the best practice identified by our experts
  • The result allows immediate visualization with a score from 0 to 100, 100 being the best practice score; this regardless of the question format

    • A normative evaluation

      For each best practice, the question is very precise and the choices of answers are almost systematically standardized to facilitate evaluation and especially to avoid subjectivity

      Some evaluations use a standard derived from the CMMI, others use a specific Wevalgo standard. Depending on practice, the evaluation criteria used are, for example:

      • quality and completeness of application
      • clarity of roles and responsibilities
      • ownership by people and effective level of use
      • formalisation and level of detail

        • A synthetic and detailed structured evaluation

          • The evaluation model is structured in a 'Pyramidal' way to provide both a synthetic and detailed analysis
          • There are four levels of consolidation; individual practice (question), sub-category, category, general total


              Wevalgo organisation model

              Wevalgo organisational modelThe evaluation defines the actionable drivers for the identified improvements enabling concret action plan definition:

              • Leadership & People: leadership capabilities, competences, social climate and values
              • Strategy & assets: organisation strategy, technology, tangible and intangible assets
              • Organisation: organisational structure, roles and responsibilities
              • Steering: decision making, actions and performance indicators management
              • Process: process, operating procedures and rules definition
              • Tools: decision making tools, process support tools, software applications
              • Implementation: effective implementation of strategy, organisation, steering, processes and tools

Key steps

The best practices are accessible directly after purchase. In case of usage to evaluate the practices the following steps apply

  1. The service manager* can directly carry out an evaluation by answering the questionnaire (optional); steps 2 to 4 are optional depending on whether he/she wishes to invite other participants to carry out the evaluation
    • If he/she wishes to invite other participants to conduct the evaluation, he/she proceeds to steps 2 to 5
    • Otherwise he/she goes directly to step 5 of viewing the results
    • He/she can still do his evaluation after the participants if he did not do it at the beginning
  2. Customisation of the service to the organisation by the service manager*
    • Service name, title and introduction for the participants invited
    • Selection of participants to the service
    • Definition of dimension to enable analysis by organisation dimension (optional)
    • Selection of anonymity option
  3. Sending of an invitation link to the selected participants
  4. Evaluations performed by selected participants, on the Wevalgo web platform
    • Participants connect to Wevalgo web site thanks to the link sent by the service manager
    • Participants answer on-line
    • The service manager can follow up the answers progress status
  5. Results available at the end of evaluations on the Wevalgo website

* The service manager is the person who purchased the service. 

Recommended participants for an evaluation

For the evaluation we recommend the following participants: 

  • Production manager
  • A few workshop managers
  • Finance manager
  • Supply chain, planning, or inventory manager(s)
  • In case of several geographical sites, a selection of each site and planning managers, enabling to compare the practices between the different sites.

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Gain multi-level analysis on several axis that can be explored in varied depths and dimensions through a user friendly results menu. A few samples of the results report are shown below

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Results by evaluator and category
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