Can we combine the role of demand planning and supply planning into one role?

The Planner!

Sounds like a movie title – the movie we have not seen and Pixar has not thought of….

What is the major advantage of uniting the two roles into one human being?

– Perhaps accountability so demand does not blame supply or supply does not blame demand.

What are some of the cons?

– It may be Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. But in reality the fire-fighting mentality of a supply planner will dominate the long-term mindset needed for a demand planner.

Any opinions? I would like to hear practical experiences from planners who serve currently as The Planner for the company or have served this unique role in the past…

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