Supply Chain Optimization

About Supply Chain Optimization

Supply chain optimization technology transforms supply chain planning. With it, you can identify the absolute best solution for the most complex supply planning challenge, across any time-frame, at any level of granularity, in the fastest way.

There is only one absolutely best plan for any supply chain planning problem – but identifying this plan is easier said than done. You need the right tools in the hands of the right people. Using Optimity, supply chain optimization technology takes planning to a new level, considering all constraints, complexity and challenges of your business, to help you identify the plan that will be most profitable for the business.

 

Evolve from MRP and spreadsheets with supply chain optimization

MRP and spreadsheets have been the go-to for planners for decades, but their time is passing. For companies who want accurate, real-time and fully business-synchronized plans that are optimized for business profitability, supply chain optimization is the future.

Sales and Operations Planning

Distribution Planning

Purchase Planning Features

Allocation & Promise Management

Production Planning

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Optimity Supply Chain Optimizer

Comprehensive and powerful module that models the end-to-end supply chain in action. Continuously optimizes all stages of the planning process, using profit-focused logic – to support S&OP, purchase planning, production scheduling, production planning, and customer commitment management.

Sales and Operations Planning Features:

  1. Identify maximum-profit plan
  2. Set different priorities and business rules by type of customer and product
  3. Ensure agreement to one set of numbers
  4. Optimally balance objectives for service delivery, inventory levels and resource utilization
  5. Get a comprehensive view of the committed plan
  6. Integrates closely with demand forecaster to allow several iterations in achieving a signed-off demand plan
  7. Visualize the plan across the enterprise, with role-based access
  8. Identify opportunities for increased sales in case of surplus capacity
  9. Compare actuals versus plan – “how well did we execute the plan?”

Distribution Planning Features:

  1. Optimize distribution quantities for all distribution links
  2. Synchronize distribution with supply constraints and “push” planning
  3. Consider minimum/maximum load percentage for containers and trucks
  4. Use time fences to firm up the distribution plan
  5. Redistribute excess stock between warehouses to balance out shortages

Allocation & Promise Management Features:

  1. Ensure every customer commitment is made in line with defined business rules
  2. Highlight delivery problems in advance
  3. Explore alternative sources of supply in case of shortages
  4. For new, not yet accepted orders, simulate best delivery date before communicating back to the customer
  5. Combine profit objectives with business rules by customer and product to achieve with best result

Purchase Planning Features:

  1. Consider volume discounts and break points to achieve the lowest total-cost plan
  2. Use time fences to firm up the purchase plan
  3. Set detailed sourcing rules for purchase planning
  4. Select the right alternative materials and suppliers
  5. Synchronize the purchase plan with rest of the supply chain
  6. Consider minimum and maximum utilization by supplier or product, availability of material, supplier capability and the optimal product mix and customer demand allocation.
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Production Planning Features:

  1. Consider minimum batch size constraints by product and product group
  2. Quickly react to disruptions and re-plan
  3. Define product mix constraints, and whether certain products should or should not be produced together
  4. Ensure minimum/maximum utilization by production resource are met
  5. Balance minimize change-over times against due dates
  6. Handle disaggregation and V-shaped processes (meat, timber, steel, dairy, fisheries etc.)
  7. Use time fences to firm up production plan