Most manufacturers are driven by make-to-stock decisions. In an ideal world we could all “scan one make one” but the realities of manufacturing requirements, long lead times, lot sizes, distribution channels, geographical restrictions, and limited views of retail sales can cause complex stocking situations.
Demand Solutions has given visibility into these complexities for thousands of clients through robust manufacturing, demand forecasting and inventory management solutions for over 25 years.
Demand Solutions Requirements Planning dynamically assesses requirements by using a time-phased replenishment plan that shows monthly, weekly or daily time periods. Requirements Planning tracks scheduled receipts, customer orders, on-hand balances and optimized inventory targets.
Demand Solutions Advanced Planning & Scheduling manages and maintains materials, capacity and shop floor schedules in one integrated solution. Manufacturing Planning & Scheduling develops material and resource plans based on forecasts or planned schedules, creates shop floor plans to support production plans and commits to delivery dates based on the current manufacturing environment – not based on standard lead times.