The Plan-to-Move cycle is a Term describing the collection of processes a company has implemented between developing a distribution schedule (from the distribution plan) and recording the goods receipt at the destination Warehouse or Distribution Center. The objective of Plan-to-Move is to distribute (move, transport) goods in the distribution network to support actual and/or anticipated demand.
The span of processes involved depends on the Supply Chain Configuration and process architecture, but typically involves Source and Deliver processes. The scope of Plan-to-Move typically includes:
- Creating and Scheduling Stock Transfer Orders
- Pick, Pack, Load and Ship at origin
- Receive, unload and put away at destination
- Approving carrier invoices
Forecast-to-Plan provides inputs to Plan-to-Move.
Alternative names for Plan-to-Move include: Plan-to-Distribute, Distribution, In-Network Movements.
See also: Forecast-to-Plan, Plan-to-Stock, Plan-to-Move, Procure-to-Pay, Inquiry-to-Order, Order-to-Cash, Record-to-Report, Acquire-to-Retire, Risk-to-Assurance and Hire-to-Separation.