We have already published an article on how to establish proper network planning with aftersales. The aim of this short blog article is to offer a quick overview of the advantages of centralized planning within aftersales logistics.
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A centralized planning approach can help avoid most of the negative impacts of decentralized planning. It enables you to have full transparency within the whole planning network for almost all your KPIs. You can evaluate the inventory in the entire network in almost real time and can react agilely to imbalances with, for example, horizontal balancing instead of ordering new materials from suppliers. You can analyze the overall network demand from the POS to the central warehouse along your complete supply chain, and so you can optimize the order quantities you need to address at the supplier. A central planning approach helps standardize the planning process for the entire network. You will not have different tools at different locations where you need to interpret the single results to harmonize and understand the KPIs.
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