End-to-End Supply Chain Planning Frameworks, Concepts, and Best Practices

A Guide for Today’s Supply Chain Planner

End-to-End Supply Chain Planning Framework and Key Concepts: Why Planning is the “Brains” of the Supply Chain

A White Paper by the University of Tennessee Global Supply Chain Institute 


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Authors:Chad Autry, PhD; Mike Burnette
Date: April, 2019

What's Inside

“Over the last several decades, the role of the supply chain planner and the discipline of supply chain planning have both dramatically increased in value within high-performance enterprises.”

This white paper sets out to show that today’s supply chain planner is not only the “brains of the organizational body”, but that they serve as a guide for supply chain planning success. The result is an integrated set of findings, tools and best practices gathered through robust research, various interviews with benchmark supply chain leaders, and insights gleamed from a network of business partners across various industries. The concepts within this paper will help professionals looking to  improve the orchestration of supply chains through the power of planning, while optimizing value and boosting profit. 

Download this white paper to find:

  • Helpful definitions and historical context about the rise of supply chain planning 
  • Insightful real-world examples
  • An in-depth case study
  • The GSCI Supply Chain Planning Framework 
  • The GSCI Supply Chain Planning System Model 
  • The Top 10 Supply Planning Concepts 
  • Emerging issues for today’s supply chain planner
  • Supply Chain Planning Maxims 

“The maxim ‘behind all great results are great leaders’ is as true today as it has ever been. Benchmark supply chains must create leaders across every level of the organization. We worked with subject-matter-experts who authored short leadership articles to expand this maxim into a set of new maxims for winning transformational leadership practices.”

Download to learn how to elevate your contributions as a supply chain planner and better leverage and improve your supply chain planning overall.  

Who This is Primarily For: Corporate CEOs, Supply Chain Professionals, Procurement Executives, Chief Supply Chain Officers, Supply Chain Leaders, and Supply Chain Students. 

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