Autonomously driving procurement, production and cross-warehouse movements for complex multi-stage manufacturing supply chains.
Autonomously Generated Day-to-Day Operational Decisions including:
Planned Replenishment Orders (i.e., Procurements)
Planned Work Orders (i.e., Manufacturing Plans)
Planned Transfer Orders (i.e., Cross-Warehouse Movements)
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Inbound Manufacturing Supply Chains
Minimize inbound supply chain costs, optimize production efficiency, maximize outbound reliability and efficiency.
/Business Impacts - Direct ROI
20 - 30%
20 - 30%
40 - 60%
Supply Chain Management Costs
15 - 25%
10 - 30%
10 - 30%
40 - 60%
Manufacturing is essentially the process of transforming raw materials into finished products through a series of steps. This makes the efficient management of raw materials inventory truly foundational to the overall success of any manufacturer.
Raw materials inventory is typically managed through Material Requirements Planning (MRP), which encompasses the production planning, scheduling, and inventory control systems used to manage manufacturing processes. MRPs usually work backwards (from a finished goods production plan) to develop requirements for components and raw materials.
Traditional Approach & Challenges
Additionally, MRP challenges include:
Labor intensive processes
Process complexity increases substantially with extensive multi-level manufacturing processes
Continuously balancing inventory levels with customer demand, supplier performance, and current events
Navigating high supply chain velocity while managing material and information flows
Manual interventions to update inventory parameter settings
Moving towards demand-driven “Build to Order” production environments to eliminate the need for forecasting
A key challenge for any planner frequently running an MRP platform is generating accurate forecasts, which are needed for the system to meet its set intended goals.
SCAS replaces the traditional MRP & DRP with integrated Demand/Inventory Planning. This allows planners to maximize the efficiency of raw materials supply chains through an almost labor-free process; minimizing operational costs and significantly improving the bottom line.
SCAS autonomously generates replenishment orders & sets inventory levels for all applicable raw materials throughout the supply chain
Continuously incorporating customer demand, production plans, BOMs, inventory levels and supplier performances
Optimize end-to-end material management through the integration of MRP / MPS / DRP into a unified planning process
Reduce time to market and enhance product rationalization by maintaining optimal inventory levels for raw materials and finished goods
Effective resource utilization via the elimination of stock outs for raw materials & semi-finished goods