Why are spreadsheets a poor option for planning production?

Spreadsheets are static – they do not update automatically. They are out of date from the moment they are created.

  • Spreadsheets are slow and labour intensive.
  • Spreadsheets are vulnerable to (human) mistakes.
  • Paper spreadsheets are not easily shared and changes are not easily communicated.
  • Spreadsheets are not agile enough for real time planning and analysis.