MAGAZINE №2(85) April 2018


CATEGORY  Supply chain planning Industrial companies’ corporate logistics


This article is a continuation of the series of articles devoted to the creation of industry-specific practical methodology of supply chain planning of industrial enterprises (case of iron and steel complexes).

The article studies the process of tactical supply chains planning of metallurgical companies. Based on the analysis of SCOR and GSCF processes, the following is proposed: improved process of tactical supply chains planning; the algorithm of optimal balancing of supply and demand in supply chains of industrial enterprises determined on the basis of the interactive layer-by-layer optimization method allowing to reserve logistic capacities for priority orders and to carry out the optimal distribution of the remaining capacities between other orders.

Scientific survey is based on fundamental and applied developments of domestic and foreign scientists in the field of economic theory, management theory, logistics theory and supply chain management, methods of mathematical modeling, business process modeling methodology, system analysis, operations research and expert evaluation methods.

As a result, the study reveals the shortcomings of tactical supply chain planning description in SCOR and GSCF; and proposes an improved process and method of tactical planning. 

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Demand planning in supply chains

MAGAZINE №1 (72) February 2016


CATEGORY   Planning the supply chain 


The paper analyses the demand planning process from supply chain management perspective. The place of the analyzed process in SCOR and GSCF models is investigated. Main steps of the process are clarified: analysis and preparation of historical data; statistical forecasting; manual expert correction of the forecast; forecast verification and confirmation; quality monitoring of forecast and process. Approaches to process data organization are investigated; terminology in this area is presented. The key forecasting methods are analyzed including: qualitative/subjective, cause and effect, time series. Key forecasting models for demand planning in supply chains are systemized. The importance of the quality monitoring of forecasts is highlighted. Main methods of determination of exceptional situations are presented. Key requirements for informational systems of demand planning are formalized. Overview of popular software tools for demand planning is presented.


Published in Supply chain planning

MAGAZINE №3 (68) June  2015


CATEGORY Corporate logistics industrial companies Planning the supply chain


The article analyzes practical aspects of tactical planning process implementation using the methods and mathematical programming models at pipe producer.

A review of terminology, including terminology of basic concepts of supply chain management - SCOR and GSCF is provided. The importance of organizing effective tactical planning at industrial enterprises in connection with the ongoing trend in the complexity of the material, financial and information flows in their supply chains is highlighted.

Overview of past and present of Russian pipe producer as well as an overview of its development programs are provided. A key risk of the development program is defined as unsynchronized and unbalanced flow of materials through the supply chain. This notes the need for organizing effective tactical planning.

The analysis of the traditional process of tactical planning and its relationship with other levels of planning is conducted. Problem areas were identified. The basic principles of advanced tactical planning process are defined, including: feasibility of the plans; holistic view of the supply chain; optimality; performance.

Tactical modelling technology of supply chain is defined. The recommendations for the organization of an iterative approach for the creation of a model are provided, which is the gradual complication of the model as the implementation phases of the project. The results of the zero phase of the project at the pipe company are presented.

In conclusion, there are the results achieved in the whole pipe company, recommendations for the implementation of improvements.


Published in Supply chain planning


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