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?
What sets planning and execution apart is really the horizon and timing between the time a decision is made and when it is realized. In general, we plan for responsiveness and execute for reliability.
According to a Gartner survey, “in two to five years a quarter of companies plan to be doing some autonomous planning. Over the same period, 97% of companies plan to have some form of automation in their supply chain decision making.”
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!
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.