Whether distribution is just one part of your larger manufacturing or
retail operations, or if distribution is your main business focus, you
need software that comprehensively addresses Supply Chain Execution:
More and more companies are realizing today's Enterprise Resource Planning applications, which work so well for manufacturing, and corporate transactions do not adequately address the dynamic and complex requirements of Supply Chain Execution.
Similarly, Advanced Planning Systems, which grew out of resource and
capacity planning processes for manufacturers, are concerned primarily
with the planning of production, not distribution. Niche Supply Chain
solutions by themselves have only limited order management and transportation
Demand Planning synchronizes customer demand to inventory supply processes, such as a firm's manufacturing, distribution or procurement capabilities. Demand Planning reconciles historical and recent demand history, existing customer orders, point-of-sale (POS) data, market forecasts and other information to generate a clear, graphical overview of demand by item, location, customer and/or group. This can increase forecast accuracy by up to 40%.
Demand Planning Features Include:
Inventory Planning calculates the optimal balance between inventory quantities and desired levels of service, based on industry best practices. Inventory Planning determines policies which synchronize customer demand to supply processes, such as a firm's manufacturing, distribution or procurement capabilities. With its extensive simulation capabilities and time-phased support, Inventory Planning helps cut inventory costs while meeting all customer requirements that can vary by product, group or other criteria.
Inventory Planning Features Include:
Event Planning, a causal-based forecasting solution, is a complete, plug-and-play answer for product life-cycle management and promotion planning. Event Planning integrates closely with Demand Planning to synchronize customer demand to inventory supply processes, such as a firm's manufacturing, distribution or procurement capabilities. By using advanced causal techniques based on neural networks, Event Planning incorporates market, competitive, promotional and seasonal impacts into forecasts, substantially increasing accuracy.
Event Planning Features Include:
Replenishment Planning reconciles customer demand with an organization's manufacturing, distribution or procurement capabilities enabling rapid response to changing requirements. Given manufacturing capacities, inventory investment, current orders and desired service levels, Replenishment Planning provides constrained, time-phased Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP). Replenishment Planning utilizes EDI to support advanced automatic replenishment programs such as Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) and Quick Response (QR).
• Inventory Planning. Allows trading partners to revise inventory
goals and objectives like service vs. turn targets; facilitates joint
revisions and reviews on line; and enables you to replace inventory with
capacity over time.
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