SIMULTANEOUS CAPACITY & INVENTORY PLANNING
FAST, IN-MEMORY PLANNING
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.
Know your forecast load-versus-capacity including equpment, tooling, and labor constraints. Optimize automatically to maximize KPIs.
Evaluate your ability to meet variable forecasts. Define time-phased capabilities to simulate evolving equipment or skill extensions.
See work load and capacity at any level: company-wide, plant-by-plant, departmental, or even down to the resource.
Increase demand responsiveness while reducing raw material, WIP and finished goods inventory by planning what you make and buy with greater speed and precision.
Clearly view projected inventory plans and demand coverage. Identify any shortfalls early with Red-Yellow-Green visual warnings.
Create capacity-constrained production and purchase order plans and detailed schedules in minutes, even in high-volume businesses.
Evaluate forecast scenarios and inventory policies such as batching rules and safety stock parameters. Then compare resulting KPI.
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.
What-If Scenarios provide you flexibility to compare sourcing options to meet changing demands. Create realistic, efficient supply plans.
Watch the impact on your predicted KPI's based on changing distribution plans. Optimize with weighted business factors to evaluate different approaches.
Choose the best locations to source for customer demands. Take availability, transfer times and costs into account to create an efficient supply network.
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.
Easily move production between resources by Gantt chart or grids to replan or compare options.
Automate the allocation of orders to resources based on specific resource capabilities of equipment, tooling and labor plus fully customizable rules.
Define capacity and inventory buffers to protect against variability in production, purchasing and shipping.
Publish capacity and inventory plan data to Microsoft SQL Server, the Web, or Excel for analytics and reports.
View all of your inventory plans in a simple, highly configurable planning view by inventory item and location. Quickly spot issues and investigate details.
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.
Unlimited What-if Scenarios can be created and compared. See detailed impact information and high-level KPI's for any plan changes.
Each user can easily setup custom Alerts for inventory and orders to stay informed of any special circumstances or issues.
Detailed information is readily available for capacity and inventory planning.
"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."
"We’re able to make strategic decisions that improve our operations. We can proactively prepare for anticipated increases or slowdowns in demand.”
"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,"
"There was an immediate one hundred-fold change in visibility."