The basis of efficient supply chain management is the synchronization and optimization of the activity of every partner along the chain, rather than planning each element of the supply chain separately.
Production and Distribution Planning, a tool for tactical planning, is designed to handle the most complex optimization tasks related to finding the best balance between the service level provided to customers and the costs of supply chain management (inventory level at stores, production costs, transportation costs, etc.).
Production and Distribution Planning is successfully used in various industries such as the following: food, distribution, pharmaceutics, package printing, automobile production, engineering, metallurgy, electronics, etc.
Typical business situations modeled by Production and Distribution Planning: