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Evonik plans complex chemical processes with OMP Plus

May 22, 2018


Evonik rolled out a full-scope OMP Plus Planning System to provide end-to-end visibility in the supply chain of their Business Line Performance Intermediates in Marl (Germany) and Antwerp (Belgium). OMP Plus is now the Supply Chain System of Record and is seamlessly connected to the Evonik SAP ERP system.

The implementation of OMP Plus enables an end-to-end economical optimization of the integrated chemical value chains at both locations. This does not only result in an optimized usage of production and distribution capacity, it also provides a plan with maximized contribution margin and allows what-if scenario planning.

As such, OMP Plus facilitates a demand-driven, profitable supply response across the entire extended network. The integration of Demand Planning, S&OP and Operational Planning and Scheduling, allows for synchronized planning decisions on one single platform that creates value across the complete planning horizon.

To make these decisions, OMP Plus deals with Evonik’s highly complex continuous chemical production processes with multi-stage variable bills of materials depending on the actual composition of the input products.

Rainer Fretzen, Head of Performance Intermediates, states: “A key element in our choice for OMP Plus was its capability to generate a value-based plan while dealing with our complex chemical network. Since we started using OMP Plus, we discuss value instead of volume in our S&OP meetings. Furthermore, our response times have significantly improved thanks to the efficient execution of decisions in daily operational planning and scheduling on the same OMP Plus platform.”

Kurt Gillis, Director Business Development at OM Partners, says: “We are very pleased with this new go-live. It strengthens the position of our tool as the Planning System of Record for the Chemical industry. OMP Plus is now in the heart of the S&OP process of Evonik Performance Intermediates.”

About Evonik

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-orientated innovative prowess and a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 36,000 employees. In fiscal 2017, the enterprise generated sales of €14.4 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.36 billion.


About OM Partners

OM Partners is the best-in-class software and consulting company that offers Supply Chain Planning Solutions for the metals, plastics, floor covering, paper & packaging, chemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, consumer goods and other industries worldwide.

OM Partners has developed into one of the most important players in the Supply Chain Planning market since its founding in 1985.

OM Partners’ flagship product, OMP Plus, is a comprehensive solution for all planning related issues, from the strategic down to the operational level. OMP Plus makes integrated demand planning, supply planning and scheduling a reality.

OM Partners has headquarters in Belgium and offices in the USA, China, India, the United Arab Emirates, Brazil, France, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom.  



Kurt Gillis, Director Business Development
Phone: +32 3 650 22 63