Production planning and WIP management best practices

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 reduction (e.g.value stream map), Just in time

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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
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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...

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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


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