The Complete Guide to Plan-For-Every-Part (PFEP)

This Plan For Every Part guide is written to help supply chain professional 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 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

Plan For Every Part (PFEP) Definition:

Plan For Every Part: an acronym is originating from the Lean Community. The PFEP is used to define a plan (at part level) for the most efficient replenishment and movement of each and every part used in business through the complete Supply/Value Chain.

I have used PFEP 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 stocking policy
  • Level load production plan, as a results better efficiency
  • End result of improved On-Time Delivery Performance & Reduction of Inventory.

This practical guide aim to help you understanding PFEP concept, outline steps of implementation, explain benefits and also challenges you might face during implementation. It also includes example as well.


Book Contents

  • Definition¬† 3
  • Introduction 3
  • Steps for implementing PFEP 5
    • Secure the collective and require data¬† 5
    • Segregate data in key points 5
    • Create PFEP Templet for each part 5
    • Select the key member to modify and enter the data 5
    • Active PFEP in to get redundant data 5
  • Benefits of PFEP 6
    • At floor level 6
    • Manufacturing level 6
    • Supply chain level 6
    • Financial level 6
  • Example of PFEP in Supply chain 7
  • Key Challenges in Implementing PFEP 12
    • Required to much time 12
    • Saistanity and maintainability 12
    • Need additional resources 12
    • Resistance to change 12
  • Key Success Factors implementing PFEP in Supply Chain 13
    • Visibility in the whole value chain 13
    • Lead time control 13
    • Inventory/stock out reduction 13
  • Successful result from PFEP 14