Production Planning

Production planning doesn’t have to be painful anymore.

Profit PlannerTM production optimization tool is a stand-alone planning software package that is used by operations and facilities managers to develop the most profitable manufacturing and inventory plan and processes. Profit Planner can be used to plan production, inventory and distribution over multiple locations and across a multi-period planning horizon. Profit Planner is used to help firms with their monthly or weekly production and distribution planning function. And, it enables decision makers to determine and set production levels, target inventories, and distribution plans.

Profit Planner allows the user to model their existing or proposed supply chain for a geographic area, with its locations, flow limits, and costs. Input data can include raw material sources and costs, plant locations, plant production rates and costs, warehouse and distribution center locations and costs, starting inventories, inventory capacities, and customer locations and anticipated demand.

Benefits

Profit Planner will allow you to plan your production, set inventory targets and finalize your distribution plan. It will evaluate projected costs for a variety of “what if” scenarios, allowing you to explore your options before settling on a final production and inventory plan.

Profit Planner has an integrated optimization engine that will generate an optimal result set for the parameters provided. Model results can be viewed as tables of flows and costs, in Microsoft Access or Excel, and the system provides a visual display of the manufacturing plants production plans, warehouse inventory plan, and distribution plan to customer locations. Profit Planner displays results in either MS MapPoint or the MapInfo framework.

Features

  • Automatically generates an optimal production and inventory plan
  • Used for strategic planning and tactical planning
  • Multi-period planning horizon
  • Visually see a representation of solution
  • Input Data and output data can be read and written to MS Excel, MS Access or SQL Server
  • Greenfield analysis
  • Easy-to-use interface

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