Supply Chain Planners around the globe are spending countless hours every week exporting data from SAP/Oracle/JDA; importing it into Excel worksheets; cleaning, sorting, copying, pasting; and then running and debugging Excel macros and formulas. They do all of this to turn hundreds or thousands (or more) of table records into a reasonable format where plan discrepancies can be found… and then the real planning work can begin.
With disruption as the new normal, plans need to constantly realign and adapt. Managing flow across multiple tiers of suppliers is difficult under normal circumstances, but with changing lead times and supplier disruption, there is an increasing need to improve supply visibility.
There has to be a better way. Join us to discuss strategies to map flows and improve plan feasibility and reliability through:
Unifying data from multiple sources into a single model to provide a holistic view of overall flow health. Proactively pinpointing future production bottlenecks and anticipate issues before they become a problem.
Identifying root causes and assessing downstream impacts.
Generating plan options that guide better outcomes by prioritizing across a number of key metrics such as yield, utilization, schedule adherence and cost.
Modeling active scenarios and comparing them simultaneously, effortlessly testing contingencies and building mitigation strategies to create a more feasible plan.
Sharing these scenarios in ways that convey complex plans and alternatives with colleagues in an easy to understand format.