Optimization – the smarter way to plan
Supply chain optimization is fundamentally different to traditional planning methods like MRP.
Optimity’s optimization software uses advanced mathematical algorithms to synchronize your entire supply chain and maximize its overall performance. The resulting plans are of a much higher quality as the software takes into account your business’s real-life operational and financial constraints.
Solving the planning puzzle
Optimity provides both the intelligence and muscle needed to solve the most challenging supply chain problems in a matter of seconds.
The optimization software maintains a “Digital Twin” – a detailed model of your supply chain that captures your business’s rules and constraints. Working from the digital twin, Optimity’s optimization engine can determine the most profitable way to meet demand.
Focus on your goals
Supply chain optimization software lets you align your plans to your overall business objectives.
Because Optimity takes all your revenues, costs, business rules and operational constraints into account, the system can automatically balance your revenue and customer service targets with your profitability goals. This provides objectivity and supports cross-functional planning and communication.
The Digital Twin
Optimization algorithms need a framework to deliver plans and decision support.
Optimity maintains a digital representation of your chain. This “Digital Twin” gives the algorithms real-time access to every business rule, operational constraint and cost. Thus, every time an algorithm goes to work, it is fully informed about its objective, what it can and can’t do, and its costs.
Simulate different scenarios
Supply chain management is about making trade-offs. Optimity lets you simulate multiple business scenarios and quickly evaluate the impact of your plans from a financial, customer and operational perspective.
Simulation can significantly improve your decision making and is one of the main reasons companies using optimization software consider planning a strategic business function.
Why Supply Chain Optimization is better than MRP
Plan for profit
Create feasible plans that maximize your profits while meeting your customer service targets.
Supply chain optimization software considers all your business rules, costs and constraints, producing high-quality plans that are ready to be executed.
Increased planner productivity
Planners are alerted in real-time to supply chain issues and can drill down to the root cause of the problem. Then, make a manual adjustment or let the system do the work.
Supply chain optimization lets you increase your planning horizon as well as the quality of your plans. Spot potential supply chain issues before they become real problems.
Shorter planning cycles
The ability to generate optimized supply chain plans in minutes means shorter planning cycles and the ability to re-plan when required.
Simulate multiple scenarios
Simulate scenarios to better understand risks and opportunities. You can also find out the impact of important business decisions before you commit.
The intuitive, graphical, and highly responsive interface allows planners to focus on what matters most.
Here's what our customers are saying
The tool is very intuitive and the speed at which optimised plans and scenarios can be generated is invaluable. It’s a real decision support tool. It is so fundamentally different from our old Excel approach.
Snackbrands David Colburt, Planning Manager
With Optimity’s optimization and modelling capabilities, we can today quickly generate an optimized and up-to-date supply plan. The plans are already validated and can be executed as they stand. This is immensely valuable to us.
Orkla Patrik Paulsson, Planning Manager
We now have the ability to quickly generate optimized production plans that take into account the most up to date forecasts and order situations, while respecting the capacity and current load of the plant.
Lofbergs Jerker Friberg, Logistics Manager
The plan is always up-to-date, based on real capacity constraints, and actual material availability. Guesswork is no longer part of the equation.
Trelleborg Mattias Borén, Logistics Manager