APO

MODELED SEASONAL PRODUCTION WITH MASTER DATA

PROJECT TYPE

APO Production Optimization

CLIENT PROFILE

CPG Food & Beverage

$7B Revenue

DATE COMPLETED

2015

“SCM Connections was able to create a specific plan of action to resolve our immediate issue, and a path towards continuous improvement. Without them, our supply chain and our service levels would not be where they are today.”

-Supply Chain Optimization Director, CPG Food & Beverage

Project Overview

Client Problem

Misuse of application strengths resulted in client lacking the tools to manage pre-build crop supply with year-round customer demand. Time-phased safety stock pre-build solution did not improve crop outage performance while safety stock management required excessive maintenance to manage every item/location weekly target.

SCMC Solution

SCM Connections was able to align application capabilities by utilizing master data to model external crop and seasonal component constraints, developing routings and BOM modifications to eliminate PPDS / SNP seasonality customizations, enabling supply networking heuristics and optimizer modeling without master data modifications and implementing current and seasonal demand into a single production plan.

Results

Improved inventory utilization by enabling “What if” scenario planning and no longer misusing safety stock planning to manage seasonal pre-build planning, resulting in a 75% speed increase for evaluation of pre-build plans and 30% reduction in excess inventory.

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