Производственно-экономическое планирование цепи поставок Магнитогорского металлургического комбината
The article analyzes practical aspects of master planning process organization with the usage of linear programming methods at one of the largest Russian metallurgical companies.
Planning process analysis before improvements is provided. Its key disadvantages are defined which are simplification of model, absence of scalability, and absence of optimization capabilities. The conclusion is done about necessity of formalization of planning process, development of economic-mathematical model of company’s supply chain in specialized tool with optimization capabilities.
It is highlighted that the new master planning process was based on own company’s experience and elements of Supply Chain Management concept from Global Supply Chain Forum (GSCF). Particularly elements and principles of the demand management process of GSCF were used.
The key stages of planning system implementation were analyzed. Qualitative and comprehensive items design is highlighted as very important and resource consuming task.
The technologies for master planning are defined and reasons for their usage are proved. It is highlighted that integrated approach to tactical planning with the usage of linear programming methods allows a company to form comprehensive understanding of key factors which influence the final result, find out potential appearance of undesired situations and define best alternatives in company’s business.
In conclusion the description of achieved results at the metallurgical company is provided, also economic reasons for improvement implementation is defined.