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The Business Case for Project Planning


Successful Execution of Improvement Projects Depends Upon Completion of Many Parallel and Sequential Initiates

 
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If you are a shipper and going to Chicago for ProMat 2017 (April 3-6) then you probably have a few projects that are in the development stage. Most shippers have a list of projects that must be completed in a given amount of time in order to continue to move the business forward. Getting those projects done and achieving the desired objectives hinges on planning.


Can you imagine doing even a relative simple project like painting a room, without first thinking it through and doing the basic planning? While actually painting a room is no big deal, when you consider all of the planning that is necessary just to get started, it can be a bit overwhelming. Those of us who have done this know that the preparation far exceeds the actual painting. And, then when you have finished applying the final coat of paint, there’s the cleanup, putaway, and returning of the room to its intended purpose.

I used this simple analogy because...

 
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Cliff Holste is SCDigest's Material Handling Editor,
and author of our Sorting it Out Column/Blog
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