Planning Optimisation – Power collaboration between advanced algorithms and your planning team.
Tap into all cost-saving opportunities as you move to the next stage of maturity with integrated planning and demand sensing.
The Supply Chain Planning Landscape
Industry 4.0 is making inroads in all dimensions of supply chain management today, driving massive gains across the value chain. Much of this change emerges due to a focus on efficiency at the planning stage itself, often, as a result of harnessing advanced planning competencies.
The needs of the supply chain have evolved. Speed and precision are the new differentiating parameters today. Consequently, modern Planning 4.0 solutions leverage optimisation algorithms for value generation, data integration across silos for responsiveness, demand sensing for ensuring preparedness against disruptions, and cross-process collaboration for greater efficiency. These ensure that planning is fast and accurate, delivers high cost savings, reduces sales loss, and is flexible to change.
The Integrated Planning Platform
Where the end-to-end planning for the supply chain comes together.
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Production planning is tough given the VUCA world we are living in. Yet, your planning must deliver every single time and contribute to the bottom line. One of the reasons more plans are failing now than ever before is the glaring chasm between the complexity of the job versus the tools used (those planning spreadsheets with countless formulae built evolutionarily, which have overshot their shelf life). To overcome this planning obstacle, you can start by giving your planners better tools to plan with.
The Verdis Platform for Production Planning creates production plans that are optimised for production and transportation cost. Whether you plan for a 1-month or a 5-year horizon, for a make-to-stock or make-to-order production scheme, the platform’s planning engine works seamlessly. Every manufacturing organisation has different planning constraints and so the Verdis platform offers a framework to define new and tune existing constraints while creating a plan. Your teams will no longer dread last-minute dynamic sales changes.
Achieve Measurable Business Outcomes with Verdis Production Planning
With Verdis production planning, you can simulate for maximum sales order fulfilment and high-cost savings. You can also save on planning time and effort and improve the productivity of planning.
Sales Requirement Fulfilment
Use the Verdis planning engine to manage the complexities of distribution planning and guide it with rules to minimise costs and maximise sales
Is distribution planning a pain for your organisation? Every fortnight, does your team of planners experience dissatisfaction that there are unrealised opportunities present in the plans but there is no way to tap into those? The distribution planning universe is enormous - hundreds of SKUs, multiple manufacturing plants, extended warehouses, and distribution centres spread across geographies, and hundreds to a few thousand replenishment points (dealers/stores). There can be several possible plans that can fulfil the sales demand but at varying levels of cost-efficiency. While sales demand has to be fulfilled no less than 100%, it is the cost of transportation that could be adjusted to the lowest level possible. All you need is a month in-hand to develop a fortnight plan! To overcome this pain, you can start by changing your planning approach.
Through its mathematical optimisation engine, aided by the power of big data processing and machine learning algorithms, the Verdis platform creates all possible plans before selecting the most optimal plan. Verdis Platform for Distribution Planning helps to create granular to SKU-level distribution plans that are optimised for transportation cost. And this, without sacrificing sales fulfilment rates which otherwise may lead to potential sales loss at the store. Further, the Verdis platform takes care of an exhaustive list of planning constraints from load sizes, FTL/LTL policy, and truck capacities to product placement configurations and fleet availability from transporters.
Achieve Measurable Benefits with Verdis Distribution Planning
With Verdis distribution planning, you can simulate for maximum order fulfilment and high-cost savings. You can also save on planning time and effort and improve the productivity of planning.
Freight Cost Reduction
Sales Requirement Fulfilment
Optimise inventory across the network without impacting SLAs. Reduce stock-outs, cut down on your inventory days, and improve category sale.
Each enterprise struggles with inventory. You plan for too much, you tie up your capital, labour, and space, not to mention, you run a high risk of wastage, especially for limited shelf-life products. You plan too little and you may face stock-outs and high loss of sales. Striking this balance between too little and too much inventory is crucial. You can start by taking a demand-driven approach to replenishment planning.
Verdis integrates demand forecasting with replenishment optimisation to create plans that are responsive to market changes and are waste and capital-reductive on implementation.
- Verdis analyses the market seasonality effects on demand, long-term demand trends, and the influence of external agents (holidays, weather, promotions, etc.)
- Every planning cycle, Verdis generates sales forecasts for each SKU at each store.
- It also calculates the optimal inventory levels at the store as well as the DC for each SKU.
- Through integration with existing ERP systems such as data on inventory positions, open orders, and order in-transit, Verdis creates optimised replenishment plans for each store.
- Verdis makes auto-recommendations for POs for each warehouse for replenishing stock.