Advanced planning is about introducing advanced tools that help balance supply and demand and keep this balance in line with strategic and tactical levels.
Today’s markets are global and increasingly volatile: customers demand shorter lead times, smaller order quantities, personalized products and diverse product mixes. Thriving in this new reality requires lighting agility, putting huge pressure on planning teams. How can you ensure an efficient, flexible supply chain while keeping inventories small and costs low? Advanced planning tools, which increasingly take strategic and tactical levels into account, help you make the best decisions.
Balancing supply and demand in volatile markets
Companies have been using software to plan and schedule production based on available materials, labor and plant capacity for quite a while now. In the past, calculations usually drew on ‘static’ data from inventories, bills of material and databases, without taking into account today’s increasingly variable demand. The result: alternating between too much inventory and not enough, disrupted schedules, dissatisfied customers and, as a result, lower revenue.
That’s all changing now. Today’s planning tools use advanced algorithms and logic to simulate capacity scheduling, sourcing, resource planning, forecasting and demand management, and to optimize it for multiple criteria (e.g. profitability, service, inventory level). Moreover, they have a holistic, end-to-end view of the supply chain – from procurement all the way to sales.
Increasingly, advanced planning is done on three levels:
delaware can help you embrace the relevant technology, reframe your business model, and develop your organizational capabilities in a systematic way. We offer a tailor-made, end-to-end approach based on your context and situation to boost your performance and move beyond the borders of your business.
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Why choose delaware?
Why choose delaware?
Data-driven organizations put data front and center in their business strategies
In a world that is becoming ever more digital, it’s important to come forward as one organization.
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