Original Date: 07/20/1998
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Planning Guide
SIAD realized that it needed to revise its planning system after losing a competition for work from an existing customer. The prior system was decentralized, historical data was only haphazardly collected, no standardized documentation format existed, no interface with supply/parts tracking existed, and no automated processes were in place.
Dynamics Research Corporation was contracted to help develop the new process. Management recognized the need to centralize all planning functions, develop standard operating procedures, and develop standardized templates for forms. Management also knew that the Depot needed to keep pace with changing business practices to gain a competitive edge. Dynamics Research Corporation documented the previous process and the should-be process. All planning functions were centralized, and commodity teams were established which included the planner, controller, and supply. All processes were automated, and desktop procedures were developed for all processes.
In 1998, the information was being loaded into the system and brought online. The new system will produce benefits such as more efficient management of resources and manpower, and lower costs for customers. The new process supports changes in business practices, process improvement, and technology updates.
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