Adexa’s technology is now deployed for Seagate’s purchasing, production, and distribution planning, across operations expanding over five continents.
According to Gartner, there can be no effective sales and operations planning (S&OP) process without an S&OE—Sales and Operations Execution, process. In other words, why make a plan if cannot be executed accurately or cannot be translated into execution?
Dalsa has been using Adexa planning applications for many years to overcome their business challenges such as on-hand inventory reduction, meeting customer requested date and capacity allocation for the demand load and engineering forecasts.
Digitalization requires a digital twin of your supply chain, i.e. a digital representation of the physical world. Our terminology is a “Digital Mirror” to focus on every little aspect of your environment.
Supply chains need to be digitalized to become resilient not to just react and respond. Predicting potential issues and being ready is very different from virtually running around performing what-if this and what-if that!
With stochastic planning and ability to learn patterns of behavior we are at a point to know the exact availability of resources, tools, customer and supplier behavior as they change in different seasons, with events or other social and environmental factors.
Covid-19 has been a good lesson for most companies to bring to surface the vulnerability of their supply chains. However, we have many other events including recent tariffs and trade wars, economic downturn of 2008, and tsunami in Japan.
When you acquire S&OP solution by itself, you are getting only half the solution that is needed to plan and execute the plan. That is why so much manual and sub-optimal planning is done with today’s S&OP solutions.
Let’s say you plan your vacation to drive from LA to San Francisco on a certain date, weeks or even months ahead. How accurate is this plan?