In order to synchronize volatile supply and demand factors throughout the extended supply chain, you need to have a planning environment that considers the cause and effect relationships between millions of data points in the blink of an eye. MRP systems can provide some of the data, but they can't respond quickly to changing demand patterns, minimize overtime, optimize plant utilization, manage materials deliveries, and streamline production lines. This synchronizatioion can be achieved at multiple locations along the supply chain.
Adexa Supply Chain Planning supports constraint-based planning with a comprehensive, inter-enterprise-wide model to synchronize supply with demand across the entire resources of your multi-site, multi-tier supply chain. Organizations can reduce inventories by optimizing all supply chain activities and increase your responsiveness through shorter planning cycles. For example, you can synchronize distribution centers and plants to accommodate variances in transportation and shipping timeframes. Capacity and inventory are used to their fullest extent so orders can be filled when they are truly required.
- Create accurate constraint-based plans quickly
- Reduce excess inventory, overtime, and open work orders
- Shorten lead times
- Gain new visibility into production capacity
- Accommodate customer-demand changes
- Simplify allocation planning for equitable inventory distribution
- Choose the right alternate suppliers