In order to build up the planning processes in a customer-oriented way, optimised according to pull principles and End2End, the interim manager led the introduction of Demand Driven Sales & Operation processes (DDS&OP). On the sales side, he initiated IBP (Integrated Business Planning) and DDMRP (Demand Driven Material Requirement Planning), which he supported with appropriate product segmentation.
The interim manager upgraded the supply side, including manufacturing, with machine learning methods (Advanced Process Optimizer, APO) and production leveling. During his project activities, 5 Turkish plants served as pilot factories for the APO introduction. The manager organised the introduction in 2 stages (APO 1 = pre-fabrication; APO 2 = assembly) within 2 years.