Considers all the constraints and business rules to identify the plans that will deliver the maximum profit to the business.
Continuously optimizes all stages of the planning process – S&OP, purchase planning, production planning, and customer commitment management to identify the most profitable plan.
Fingertip control of your supply chain planning with the intuitive dashboard that gives you the information you need, when you need it.
|Identify maximum-profit plan||Set different priorities and business rules by type of customer and product|
|Ensure agreement to one set of numbers||Optimally balance objectives for service delivery, inventory levels and resource utilization|
|Get a comprehensive view of the committed plan||Integrates closely with demand forecaster to allow several iterations in achieving a signed-off demand plan|
|Visualize the plan across the enterprise, with role-based access||Identify opportunities for increased sales in case of surplus capacity|
|Compare actuals versus plan – “how well did we execute the plan?”|
|Consider volume discounts and break points to achieve the lowest total-cost plan||Use time fences to firm up the purchase plan|
|Set detailed sourcing rules for purchase planning||Select the right alternative materials and suppliers|
|Synchronize the purchase plan with rest of the supply chain||Consider minimum and maximum utilization by supplier or product|
|Consider minimum batch size constraints by product and product group||Quickly react to disruptions and re-plan|
|Define product mix constraints, and whether certain products should or should not be produced together||Ensure minimum/maximum utilization by production resource are met|
|Balance minimize change-over times against due dates||Handle disaggregation and V-shaped processes (meat, timber, steel, dairy, fisheries etc.)|
|Use time fences to firm up production plan|
|Optimize distribution quantities for all distribution links||Synchronize distribution with supply constraints and “push” planning|
|Consider minimum/maximum load percentage for containers and trucks||Use time fences to firm up the distribution plan|
|Redistribute excess stock between warehouses to balance out shortages|
|Ensure every customer commitment is made in line with defined business rules||Highlight delivery problems in advance|
|Explore alternative sources of supply in case of shortages||For 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|