Supply Chain Planning
Factory Planning analysis
In a Factory Planning analysis all planning processes within S&OP, master planning, demand planning, material planning, scheduling and factory planning are mapped. Production and planning strategies are also analyzed. Based on the result we propose an overall solution including improved processes, tools and strategies. In most cases we also create a full model with customer data in the proposed planning tool that the customer get to validate.
Implementation of Factory Planning process
Since the start Optilon has implemented hundreds of Factory Planning processes at companies in different industries throughout the Nordic region. These processes involve daily replanning of all orders so that availability in capacity, material etc. are taken into account. In many cases order generation for both manufacturing and purchasing is carried out in the optimization tool instead of the BE. The purpose of such a project is creating a realsitic plan that brings reduced inventory and WIP, shorter leadtimes and better efficiency but also to create a better and more customer specific process for those working with planning at the company. The implementation project often also involves a review of processes within execution, order entry, call-off etc.