The Plan-to-Stock cycle is a Term describing the collection of processes a company has implemented between developing a production schedule (from the production plan) and recording the completion of the production activities.
The span of processes involved depends on the Supply Chain Configuration and process architecture, but is typically concentrated on the Make processes. The scope of Plan-to-Stock typically includes:
- Creating the Production Schedule
- Material Issuance
- Transferring to Storage
- Invoicing (for outsourced Production processes and Tolling)
Forecast-to-Plan provides inputs to Plan-to-Stock.
Alternative names for Plan-to-Stock include: Make-to-Plan, Plan-to-Make, Plan-to-Produce, Plan-to-Product, Produce-to-Plan.
See also: Forecast-to-Plan, Procure-to-Pay, Plan-to-Stock, Plan-to-Move, Inquiry-to-Order, Order-to-Cash, Record-to-Report, Acquire-to-Retire, Risk-to-Assurance and Hire-to-Separation.