Is it difficult to view bill of material flow through from finished goods demand? Are you running out of some components and raw materials while holding too much of others? Do you wish you had the ability to review and easily amend recommended manufacturing/purchasing plans?
Our manufacturing expert explores how to optimize your inventory in a manufacturing environment.
Ensure raw materials and components have the appropriate safety stock, taking into account supplier delivery and forecasting performance of finished goods.
See the power of Flexible Manufacturing Plans
Manufacturers don’t normally change the production plans every day, but traditional re-order point ordering and planning assumes that you do.
This disconnect leads to emergency changes and rushed jobs, which hurts production, stock and your team.
Sage Inventory Advisor minimizes changes needed by using a “Look forward days” to factor in the period until the next planning can take place.
Amending the look forward cover for just a week increases the items due for ordering and the panel indicates the impact on lines, units, value, weight and volume so you can better understand and plan.
Once you’ve confirmed the order report, your schedule is created for review and confirmation.
The view for individual items is summarized to allow for easier review.
Visual interactions make the plan VISIBLE and EXPLAINABLE and not just a black box that nobody understands!