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Planning Functions

OMP Plus acts as one system of record and is highly praised by analysts for this. So, it is your one stop for all planning functions, with a common, in-memory integrated data model for optimal performance and scalable architecture.

OMP Plus covers multiple planning areas, from supply including external tolling, subcontracting, purchasing... to manufacturing including contract manufacturing and multi-tier plants, distribution with DRP and deployment, and… demand.

Scheduling

Scheduling includes all detailed constraints on products/materials, orders, machines, resources, warehouses, silos and tanks, and even truck arrivals and truck loading. The scheduling function proposes a cost-efficient sequence of production orders, focusing on minimum costs and maximum efficiency. Read more...

Planning

Master Planning decisions are based on a match between available resources and demand (customer orders, forecasts, reservations, quota, and so on). Supply chain management objectives regarding customer service, resource utilization and inventory targets are also taken into account. The planning module optimizes integrated supply, manufacturing, transport planning and DRP as well as VMI planning processes. Read more...

S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning)

S&OP balances demand with supply within a tactical horizon. In doing so it synchronizes collaboration between Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Purchasing, R&D and Finance departments. This can be done on an aggregated level as well as on a detailed level, but always starting from the operational plans and schedules while taking into account strategic guidelines. A value-based S&OP is obtained through integrated optimization and scenario management. Read more... 

Network Design

To design a supply chain network, OMP Plus takes into account all relevant parameters and constraints regarding long-term investments and commitments, decisions on plant and warehouse locations, investments in new technology and number of machines to be bought, transport mode selection, make or buy decisions, and so on. Scenario management makes it possible to analyze multiple alternative supply chain networks based on cost or margin optimization and KPI reporting. Read more...

Forecasting

Demand can be generated through a collaborative process, best-fit statistical forecasting strategies, aggregation and breakdown rules and accuracy measurements. It takes into account sales, and so on. Forecasting is a key element for integrated supply chain planning and can serve as input for S&OP and Master Planning. Read more...

ATP/CTP (Order Promising) & Allocation

This function deals with the order request. In order to calculate total demand, customer orders are linked to different demand types (such as forecast, reservations, quotas, and so on). by means of Order Allocation (interactive or automatic). Order Promising suggests confirmed dates for order requests, based on ATP and/or CTP logic. Available-to-Promise (ATP) looks at non-reserved planned inventory while Capable-to-Promise (CTP) can commit net available capacity. Order Management can also include Material Allocation together with Cutting Optimization and Routing Generation, which have been developed for specific industries such as metals, plastics, paper packaging, and so on. Read more...

MEIO (Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization)

The analytics within the inventory optimization function in OMP Plus characterizes product demand as smooth, erratic, intermittent or lumpy, based on historic demand, shipments and forecast patterns. Next to that, history of replenishments or customer data delivers lead times and lot sizes. Read more...