Capacity, Inventory & Distribution Planning

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You want to improve efficiency and standardization as your business grows. That's a given. But do you have the visibility to identify your growth capacity limits, risks and opportunities?

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SIMULTANEOUS CAPACITY & INVENTORY PLANNING

FAST, IN-MEMORY PLANNING

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CROSS-WAREHOUSE
OPTIMIZATION

Your inventory plans will be based on constraint-based, realistic capacity availability. Your capacity plans will help you find a way to deliver on future demands.
Replan in minutes not hours. Speed for high volume, multi-plant, multi-warehouse planning is critical to effectively explore alternatives. Adjust at light speed with one-click MPS/MRP/detailed scheduling.
Make informed decisions on where to source products. Predict the impact of your decisions on your financial KPI's.
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MANAGE CAPACITY STRATEGICALLY TO AVOID RISK

Failure to plan capacity as your company grows can result in disastrous delivery shortfalls. You can undertand and manage this risk with the visibility that PlanetTogether provides.

Optimized Capacity Plans

Know your forecast load-versus-capacity including equpment, tooling, and labor constraints. Optimize automatically to maximize KPIs.

Capacity Scenarios

Evaluate your ability to meet variable forecasts. Define time-phased capabilities to simulate evolving equipment or skill extensions.

Enterprise Capacity Visibility

See work load and capacity at any level: company-wide, plant-by-plant, departmental, or even down to the resource.


PLAN INVENTORY WITH GREATER AGILITY

Increase demand responsiveness while reducing raw material, WIP and finished goods inventory by planning what you make and buy with greater speed and precision.

Inventory Visibility

Clearly view projected inventory plans and demand coverage. Identify any shortfalls early with Red-Yellow-Green visual warnings.

Integrated MPS/MRP/Scheduling

Create capacity-constrained production and purchase order plans and detailed schedules in minutes, even in high-volume businesses.

Forecast Scenarios

Evaluate forecast scenarios and inventory policies such as batching rules and safety stock parameters. Then compare resulting KPI.


OPTIMIZE YOUR DISTRIBUTION

Provide your customers with higher service levels while keeping your costs at a minimum. Optimize your inventory supply plan and coordinate across plants and warehouses.

Supply Scenarios

What-If Scenarios provide you flexibility to compare sourcing options to meet changing demands. Create realistic, efficient supply plans.

KPI Optimization

Watch the impact on your predicted KPI's based on changing distribution plans. Optimize with weighted business factors to evaluate different approaches.

Smart Sourcing

Choose the best locations to source for customer demands.  Take availability, transfer times and costs into account to create an efficient supply network.

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DETAILED PLANNING FEATURES

Visual Capacity Plan

See load-versus-capacity for plants, departments and resources. Break down capacity usage by customer, product, family, priority and view in units, hours or capacity percent.

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Drag-and-Drop Replanning

Easily move production between resources by Gantt chart or grids to replan or compare options. 

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Flexible Planning Rules

Automate the allocation of orders to resources based on specific resource capabilities of equipment, tooling and labor plus fully customizable rules. 

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Buffer Planning

Define capacity and inventory buffers to protect against variability in production, purchasing and shipping. 

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Analytics & Reports

Publish capacity and inventory plan data to Microsoft SQL Server, the Web, or Excel for analytics and reports. 

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Visual Inventory Plan

View all of your inventory plans in a simple, highly configurable planning view by inventory item and location. Quickly spot issues and investigate details. 

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Integrated MPS/MRP

Generate production and purchasing plans based on customer demand. Support for any level depth Bill-of-Materials. Apply lot-sizing, batching, safety stock, buffer, lead-time and other planning parameters.

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Scenarios and Impact

Unlimited What-if Scenarios can be created and compared. See detailed impact information and high-level KPI's for any plan changes.

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Alerts and Grids

Each user can easily setup custom Alerts for inventory and orders to stay informed of any special circumstances or issues. 

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Drill Down Information

Detailed information is readily available for capacity and inventory planning. 

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"We were putting a lot of false constraints on our scheduling and planning. PlanetTogether allowed us to bring those to the forefront and address those issues in the most efficient manner."

 

DEAN DIETRICH

Vice President of Operations Support
a global packaging company

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Knapheide
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"We’re able to make strategic decisions that improve our operations. We can proactively prepare for anticipated increases or slowdowns in demand.”

 

DICK MARX

Materials Manager
Knapheide Truck Equipment
Diedrich Coffee
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"With PlanetTogether, you input what you need, and it immediately displays in detail with no toggling back and forth for individual items. Flexibility is outstanding,"

 

JOYCE PARRA

VP Customer Fulfillment
Diedrich Coffee
Ancestry
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"There was an immediate one hundred-fold change in visibility."

 

ERIC HORNE

Planner
Ancestry.com
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