Sales & Operations Planning

Integrated Planning & Optimization

MJC²'s supply chain management software supports integrated sales and operations planning processes to ensure alignment, synchronization and efficiency across the organisation.

Our software tools are ideally suited to operations with challenging planning requirements (e.g. short product life cycles, high demand volatility, complex supply chain), providing powerful and effective supply chain management by integrating with production and distribution scheduling solutions to optimize across the business.

Core S&OP Process

Sales Planning

Starting from annual forecasts and budgets, i-Data automatically refines demand forecasts based on latest activity and customer profiling.

Collaborative planning tools allow the impact of planned marketing campaigns, release of new products, confirmed major orders from customers and macro economic factors to be integrated.

Production Planning

Demand forecasts, current inventory positions and agreed inventory policies are used to optimize production plans for factories and manufacturing facilities.

Detailed machine/asset utilisation plans and corresponding employee schedules are created by PIMSS, to provide both a view of capacity vs demand and rough cut production plans for each site.

Inventory Optimization

Using the inventory projections from the production planning process, and integrating with logistics and distribution scheduling algorithms, the resilience of the inventory policy to demand and operational variances can be determined.

Inventory levels and corresponding replenishment strategies can be refined based on simulations of what-if scenarios, and estimated lead times determined.

Logistics capacity plans and corresponding agency or 3PL schedules can be generated, covering warehousing, multi-modal logistics and haulage/last-mile distribution.

Strategic Planning

SLIM provides strategic modelling and optimization tools for planning distribution, sales territories and marketing campaigns, as well as analysing the impact of major changes to production capacity such as opening or closing facilities or using a new source of raw materials.

Integration with supply chain resilience optimization tools allows forward planning of the global supply chain based on long-term demand forecasts, exploring de-risking and de-carbonising strategies.

 

 

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