Every company must be well – organized to make their operations run smoothly. For this reason, it is fundamental to plan everything from the beginning to avoid being surprised by drawbacks. It is important, in addition to planning, to predict the consequences, both positive and negative of our programming choices. When we talk about prediction, we intend to conduct some actions… such as trend management, reviews for customer, agent, market, season/collection and period. The prediction for complete/partial product code or per family product, the different levels of prediction (style and style-color) and many more…
Therefore, production planning is crucial. In fact there are several types of planning:
Production by Customer order (Make to order-MTO);
Production per stock according to forecast (Make to stock-MTS);
Production of some products for warehouse and others for customer;
Production of the first phase of the warehouse cycle (e.g. greige fabric) and its completion by order (e.g. finishing).
If a customer is not satisfied with the service it is obvious that he will decide for another company. One of the most disgruntled reasons is when you don’t meet deadlines. Although they seem simple concepts, the organization of the delivery, the compliance with established times or the check of product availability in the warehouses are complex jobs that require great attention and programming. If the schedule is poor, the customer in the first place will suffer the consequences and secondly the company that lost a potential customer.