Adexa solutions deploy attributes to define the characteristics of machines, processes customers and suppliers, in order to mold the solution to a particular environment.
Most supply chain professionals and planners think of finished goods when they hear attributes. But attributes are present in every part of the supply chain from suppliers to raw materials, to machinery, products and distribution centers.
Why do we need Attribute Based Planning? Attributes are properties specific to an object. In a supply chain, like anything else, everything that you deal with has attributes.
Intelligence is a relative concept and hard to define. When it comes to number crunching and speed of calculations, machines do much better than humans. By the fact that we attribute the mathematical ability to intelligence, machines must be very intelligent!
Almost all supply chain planning vendors use attributes only for finished goods in order match demand to available supply. This is not what Attribute Based Planning (ABP) is all about!
Romanesco broccoli is one of the most intriguing vegetables in nature. Its complex structure, known as Mandlebrot fractal, is a geometric shape that exhibits the property of self‑similarity, meaning that a small portion of it looks like a scaled down version of the whole.
Building a digital twin of your supply chain simply means building a digital model of your supply chain. S&OP solutions do that by making approximations of what the physical supply chain looks like. It gives the appearance of a twin but a fraternal one at best.
According to McKinsey & Co., one of the top priorities of CEOs in the new norm is sustainability. It should not be any surprise to supply chain leaders that the top two priorities in supply chain are resiliency and sustainability.
A digital twin of your supply chain or your factories is more than just a representation of resources, suppliers, and manufacturing data. A digital twin does that and more. It must look and behave the same as your physical resources and facilities.