Automotive suppliers see themselves confronted with increasing customers requirements, who expect best performances again and again at lower costs. These are met by measures optimizing the business processes along the value chain and stabilizing the business capital basis. In particular the latter is of great importance, in order to exploit development potentials and to protect extensive business flexibility. The focus is on the longterm business success, which should secure the company's continued existence as well as support the positive development of the company. The relevant strategic goal has to be coordinated with the operational decision-making levels, since a successful implementation of operational challenges is a condition for achieving the strategic goals. The present work describes a formal systematization of decision content on different levels, so that operational decision variables and decision contexts are identified and formulated. These describe the basis on which operational planning, considering strategic objectives, can be done. The relevant goal of the operative decisions is to provide high logistics performance, which can be expressed in delivery reliability. The dimensions of the operative decisions are within the characteristic of the PPC-areas and provide a holistic approach which interrelates machine capacities, materials and staff at minimal costs. Considering the key success factors of liquidity, employment, knowhow and IT within the conceptual implementation is of great importance, since these are used in the formulation of management objectives. Decision variables and contexts are described such that operational activities are not only restricted by resources but also by limited liquidity. The developed concept is validated by applying a practical business case in the automotive supplier industry.