The only book about planning for a "superplant," by the author who created the concept In an environment of increasingly globalized manufacturing, a very long production line that spans the globe is more common than ever. For an increasing number of corporations, multi-plant planning is a reality. "Superplant" describes the ability to plan separate locations as if they were part of one giant plant - or superplant, and is the more accurate modeling of location interdependencies for production and supply planning than is provided by standard advanced planning functionality. This book delves into the three advanced functionalities that must be enabled for superplant planning: multi-plant planning, subcontracting and multi-source planning. By reading this book you will: Investigate how multi-site planning works from a design perspective. Learn about the functionality that exists to specifically address multi-plant planning and understand why most supply planning software can do nothing with multiple plants. Explore in-depth the PlanetTogether application, which targets the unique planning requirements of a superplant. Learn how to set up master data objects to support multi-plant planning functionality. Improve Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) through proper deployment of multi-plant planning functionality. Examine how subcontracting and contract manufacturing fit into the superplant concept.