At sites where both planning and execution modules are stand-alone implementations, neither deliver enough benefit because there are almost always manual connections and processes between these two crucial supply chain management (SCM) areas. Yet, planning and execution in the supply chain are slowly but surely converging because no plan is useful if it cannot be executed.
sales and operations planning (SOP), outsourcing decisions, inventory reduction programs, new product introductions (NPIs), setting manufacturing planning policies, transitioning to new business model, and so on. For more info on some SCP capabilities, see Advanced Planning and Scheduling: A Critical Part of Customer Fulfillment . On the other side of SCM is supply chain execution (SCE), which encompasses applications that enable the efficient procurement and supply of goods, services, and information