Applying simulation analysis in the design process
By applying simulation analysis to production systems with high variance, you will be able to identify queues and bottlenecks, balance resources and identify non-value-adding activities.
Operational Planning with SAP SCM
Operational Planning supported by SAP SCM strengthens the planning process and takes capacity and inventory constraints into consideration.
Supply Chain Key Performance Indicators
Management must ensure visibility in the organisation’s supply chain to improve performance and minimise net working capital.
With differentiated planning, your reordering is determined by the characteristics of the items you already have in stock. This approach makes your planning easier and ultimately more cost-effective.
Sales and operations planning (S&OP)
Does your decision making process include Sales, Operations and Finance? Does it also deliver timely decisions? Integrating key functions and making decisions on time are key to maximising sales and minimising costs.
Net working capital
By reducing the net working capital (NWC), you release funds for investments and new growth opportunities. Beyond these effects, NWC reduction will also improve logistic processes and increase your stakeholders’ enterprise value.
Optimise logistical costs
When reducing costs in your supply chain, you need to identify all consequences involved. Otherwise you might end up creating costs that you had not foreseen.
Managing the demand for spare parts
This article suggests a structured method to manage the demand for spare parts, and illustrates a business case in a large global production company, where this method was applied. Not surprisingly, the economical benefits were very significant.
Increase the revenue of your ERP investment
The complexity and the effort combined with having the company’s business processes and transactions reflected and supported by the ERP system is often so large the energy to expand with advanced planning systems is simply not there. It is understandable but it is also a shame.