This Plan For Every Part template and guide is written to help supply chain professionals understand data generation points like Modeling, Supplier, Logistic, Demand, Warehouse, Process Plan, Material handler inside the factory, Floor worker, Quality department, and customer data too and how they linked together.
Plan For Every Part (PFEP) can be a ten-time bigger version of the Material Resource Planning (MRP) system, which includes more data points to generate product information and make that information available at the required location or to a responsible person.
This concept originates from the Lean Community. The PFEP is used to define a plan (at part level) for the most efficient replenishment and movement of every part used in business through the complete Supply/Value Chain.
I have used this concept during my days as Manufacturing Plant Supply Chain Manager and have reaped many benefits in terms of:
- Finding the right planning policy depends on the stocking procedure.
- Level load production plan, as a result, better efficiency
- End result of improved On-Time Delivery Performance & Reduction of Inventory as main supply chain KPIs.
You can read a detailed blog, What is Plan for Every Part (PFEP)- 4 Levels of Benefits
This practical guide aim to help you understanding PFEP concepts, outline steps of implementation, explain benefits and also challenges you might face during implementation. It also includes example as well.
Table of Content
The guide is a good reference point to understand key challenges and success factors in implementing PFEP.
Plan For Every Part Template
You can download Plan For Every Part Template along with Guide.
Each template can involve information only related to that product, and by integrating all the PFEP templates, we can have distortionary about each part.
All the parts should be considered in the process even if it costs only one cent, or it's ordered only once a year. A snapshot is shown below.
We would also recommend watching 5 Levels of Supply Chain Planning to see where these concepts fits well in the overall hierarchy of planning.