Like many brands with complex supply chains, components, raw materials, and packaging, added many extra layers to the planning process. The team had to account for multiple lead times, delays, and shared components while making sure they had enough in the first place. This tedious process easily lent itself to delays in the production of finished goods. The planner found herself spending the majority of her time monitoring and inputting data which left little time for strategic planning.
“Back when we were doing a few products at a time I had a spreadsheet. But when production got more complicated, I couldn’t focus on a lot of planning because I was executing.”