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New problem with sales, inventories, and operations planning in a supply chain environment
Author(s): Andre Thomas; Samir Lamouri
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Paper Abstract

The highest level of planning and control system is necessary, because production and logistics systems are not so flexible to follow, from day to day, sales evolutions. The companies are therefore held to standardize the good practices concerning the elaboration of their Sales, Inventories and Operations Planning (SIOP). The SIOP makes it possible to implement the strategic objectives defined by Top Management at the time of the Business Plan. It is the link between sales and manufacturing planning. The objectives of each of those depend on the specificity of their trade: the Sales Department will go for a maximum sales whereas Production will endeavor to keep industrial cost prices as low as possible while the Finance Department will try to optimize the use of available funds. There are several tools for this optimization: Graphical method and linear programming. Today, the economic context requires robust optimization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4192, Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing III, (13 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.403663
Show Author Affiliations
Andre Thomas, Univ. Henri Poincare Nancy I (France)
Samir Lamouri, Univ. de Cergy-Pontoise (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4192:
Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing III
Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan; Angappa Gunasekaran, Editor(s)

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