When the executive mindset and skills for aggregate planning are lacking, company leaders experience detail dysfunction.
They lose sight of the “big picture.” Hirschey describes how to use multiple-level planning to combat detail dysfunction.
The case study also describes the role of the finance team in creating scenarios for refining and validating the annual plan.
This white paper details Robert Hirschey’s experience in using aggregate planning to keep executives “out of the weeds” and focused on the “big picture.” Hirschey has worked as an executive at both the operating and strategic levels.
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