Sales & Operations Execution (S&OE)
Sales and Operations Execution (S&OE) is a suite of integrated solutions designed to perform order level planning at various levels of detail so that an accurate and executable plan is generated at the network level, supply chain level, factory level or equipment sequencing level. In all cases the data models are the same although the detail of data may not be. This is a unique feature of Adexa’s Unified Data Model. Adexa’s S&OE solution is an extension of our S&OP solution suite to form a seamless and integrated system from very high level planning down to detailed sequencing on the shop floor. Depending on your needs, we can help you implement the solution which best fits your need and add more detail as needed depending on the readiness of your organization and availability of data.
One important feature of Adexa’s S&OE is the fact that every component of execution suite is tied to the finances. Thus, any execution decision made, by the system or the users, can immediately reflect the financial consequences of those decisions. This unique feature is obviously very desirable to select the most cost effective approach, find out what the different alternatives would cost and what the profit would be as. Furthermore, perform what-if analysis of different execution strategies including suppliers, methods of transportation, use of supplies, equipment usage and substitute parts and so on.
Benefits & Features
- Create accurate constraint-based plans quickly
- Reduce excess inventory, overtime, and open work orders
- Shorten lead times
- Gain new visibility into production capacity and material usage
- Accommodate customer-demand changes in a timely manner
- Simplify allocation planning for equitable inventory distribution
- Choose the right alternate suppliers
S&OP plans are quite attractive and look great with all kinds of fancy colorful charts. However, being at such a high level, their accuracy is far from reliable. Secondly, they need to be translated to execution plans.
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When you get in the car, execution begins combined with some short term planning that includes taking some short cuts and stopping for gas and coffee. At a much lower and detailed level of execution, your shock absorbers are taking all the bumps in the road in order to ensure a comfortable ride—this is completely reactive and no planning is done at this level.
Related Case Studies
Adexa enables all internal stakeholders to work from the same plan and provides more accurate capable-to-promise (CTP) dates to customers, up-to-date requirements for subcontractors and suppliers, at the same time identifies the most profitable production scenarios for Pulse.
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