CPG and Food & Beverage

Planning Functions
MEIO (enabling DDMRP concepts)

OMP Plus optimizes inventory 

Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) calculates optimal safety stock values at every echelon of the supply chain for Make-To-Stock items. To do so, MEIO extends the single-echelon safety stock logic using desired service levels, observed demand patterns, forecast and lead times, as well as their variability. This allows a global optimization and enhances the robustness of production and deployment planning. The resulting inventory policy is graphically represented avoiding a black-box approach. Moreover, interactive simulations by the end user are very easy. As the inventory optimization function is seamlessly integrated with the other planning functions in OMP Plus, the validated inventory policy can be used directly in the DRP and/or production planning and delivers the inventory base line at the S&OP level. 

OMP Plus supports Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) within operational planning and S&OP. Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) is a multi-echelon planning method and one of the many planning methods supported in OMP Plus. DDMRP combines some aspects of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) with the pull and visibility emphasis found in Lean and the Theory of Constraints and the variability reduction of Six Sigma. Moreover, in OMP Plus, the MEIO calculated safety stocks can be used as an input for DDMRP buffers. The Demand Driven Institute (DDI) has evaluated OMP Plus and confirmed DDMRP compliance.

 DDMRP Compliance

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