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  • SOLUTIONS TO SUPPORT SALES AND OPERATIONS PLANNING

     
     
    The tools required for carrying out effective Sales and Operations Planning process can be classified under three categories:
       

    • Demand-Side Planning Systems:

    These system components support the development of a demand plan and an unconstrained  baseline forecast that are used as demand-side inputs to the S & OP process. They may include sales / demand forecasting software and collaborative forecasting tool.

       

    • Supply-Side Planning Systems:

    These system components support the development of supply plans that are used as the supply-side inputs to the S & OP process. These may include typical ERP, MRP II and DRP systems and perhaps constraint based scheduling systems.

       

    • S & OP Workbench:

    This system component supports information needed to be shared during cross-functional and executive S & OP meetings.

     

     
    Supply Chain Business Solutions offers the following solutions to support the implementation of an effective Sales and Operations Planning Process
     
    Forecast Pro is a proven forecasting tool that is used by over 12000 businesses round the world mainly for forecasting future sales or customer demands of finished products. Forecasting of future customer demand is generally the first step in the Sales and Operations Planning Process. As indicated above three categories of tools are required for effective Sales and Operations Planning. Forecast Pro provides a system component to support the development of a demand plan and an unconstrained  baseline forecast that are used as demand-side inputs to the S & OP process. The all new Forecast Pro TRAC has many S & OP workbench features that will enable companies to implement effective Sales and Operations Planning using one integrated tool.
     
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    Supply Chain Planning (SCP) is an integrated Forecasting, Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP). Master production Scheduling (MPS) and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) tool, which is used by manufacturing and distribution businesses to plan inventories throughout their supply chain. As indicated above three categories of tools are required for effective Sales and Operations Planning. Supply Chain Planning (SCP) provides a system component to support the development of supply plans that are used as the supply-side inputs to the S & OP process.
     
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    Preactor Advanced Planning System helps in effective scheduling of production helping manufacturing companies to minimise work in progress inventories and reduce manufacturing costs. Preactor is a constraints based production scheduling solution that will help manufacturing businesses schedule production to best meet customer demands while achieving business objectives such as minimise work in process inventories, minimise costs by doing things such as minimise changeovers or optimising schedules in other ways. As indicated above three categories of tools are required for effective Sales and Operations Planning. Supply Chain Planning (SCP) provides a system component to support the development of supply plans that are used as the supply-side inputs to the S & OP process.
     
    Please CLICK HERE to review more information on Preactor Advanced Planning and Scheduling System.