Supply Chain Optimizer Features

For Sales and Operations Planning

Identify maximum-profit planSet different priorities and business rules by type of customer and product
Ensure agreement to one set of numbersOptimally balance objectives for service delivery, inventory levels and resource utilization
Get a comprehensive view of the committed planIntegrates closely with demand forecaster to allow several iterations in achieving a signed-off demand plan
Visualize the plan across the enterprise, with role-based accessIdentify opportunities for increased sales in case of surplus capacity
Compare actuals versus plan – “how well did we execute the plan?”

For Purchase Planning

Consider volume discounts and break points to achieve the lowest total-cost planUse time fences to firm up the purchase plan
Set detailed sourcing rules for purchase planningSelect the right alternative materials and suppliers
Synchronize the purchase plan with rest of the supply chainConsider minimum and maximum utilization by supplier or product

For Production Planning

Consider minimum batch size constraints by product and product groupQuickly react to disruptions and re-plan
Define product mix constraints, and whether certain products should or should not be produced togetherEnsure minimum/maximum utilization by production resource are met
Balance minimize change-over times against due datesHandle disaggregation and V-shaped processes (meat, timber, steel, dairy, fisheries etc.)
Use time fences to firm up production plan

For Distribution Planning

Optimize distribution quantities for all distribution linksSynchronize distribution with supply constraints and “push” planning
Consider minimum/maximum load percentage for containers and trucksUse time fences to firm up the distribution plan
Redistribute excess stock between warehouses to balance out shortages

For Allocation and Promise Management

Ensure every customer commitment is made in line with defined business rulesHighlight delivery problems in advance
Explore alternative sources of supply in case of shortagesFor new, not yet accepted orders, simulate best delivery date before communicating back to the customer
Combine profit objectives with business rules by customer and product to achieve with best result

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