Supply Chain Planning

Master production and distribution planning

Efficient and profitable manufacturing requires significant coordination between processes, parts and resources in order to optimize production, identify bottlenecks, and overcome disruptions to complete finished goods. Manufacturers need a master production schedule that can manage a large amount of factory activity, accurately and efficiently, in order to significantly improve profitability.

Further, integration between business functional areas is essential for more reliable supply and aligned production, procurement, transportation and workforce plans. Supply chain planning encompasses detailed workforce planning based on the needs specified by the master production schedule. A strong technical architecture integrates with S&OP to provide visibility across the entire supply chain and allow daily dynamic replanning, based on all latest information regarding material and work order progress, bottlenecks, sales budget allocation, resource shutdowns and achieved yields. Master production planning helps increase throughput, reduce inventory and lead times and improve customer service across the supply chain.