The supply chain planning (SCP) model drives the right planning model for an
organization. Identifying influences on the SCP model will help you select the
appropriate SCP model, thereby effectively managing supply and demand and the
different activities in the supply chain.
A supply chain planning (SCP) model comprises process, technology, and
organizational assets. It helps ensure that products are available to meet the
customer’s desired quantity and date. There are various factors that can
influence the SCP model. These include a business model, manufacturing class,
and supply chain operating models.
This course focuses on how to find the right planning model for supply chain
planning. It starts by explaining what a planning model is. The course then
moves into describing and analyzing the influences of business models,
manufacturing classes, and supply chain operating models—including
manufacturing, procurement, and fulfillment—on the supply chain planning
model. The course also discusses industry and functional aspects of planning
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Recognize an SCP model.
Identify the influences of a business model on a company’s SCP model.
Identify the influences of a manufacturing class on a company’s SCP model.
Recognize the influences of a supply chain operating model on a company’s SCP model.