Supports the visibility and optimization of the overall supply chain
- Global demand
- Global distribution center networks (DC3)
- Global factory networks
- Global supply
Asprova SCM creates a schedule for the overall supply chain, assisting in the visibility thereof, and the overall optimization of the supply chain.
Scheduling features consist of SCP (Supply Chain Planning) and APS (detailed scheduling).
Given demand input, SCP will create a schedule for multiple customers, distribution centers, factories and suppliers.
Given the factory schedule from the SCP result, APS will create a detailed schedule for manufacturing at each factory.
Modelling the supply chain
The supply chain consists of sites (suppliers, factories, distribution centers and final customers) linked by delivery resources (truck, ship, air freight etc).
Factories and distribution centers can exist in multiple levels and have an inventory point (small red triangle) associated with them.
Item C is consumed by factories F3 and F4 to produce item B, which is further consumed by factories F1 and F2 to produced the final item A1 and A2.
The final product A1/A2 is then delivered to the customer via the distribution centers.
Production constraints, and the constraints of delivery routes are registered in the master data for Asprova SCM.
Input to Asprova SCP
Orders can be forecast orders, tentative orders or confirmed orders.
These can be input manually or imported from an external system such as an ERP system.
SCP calculation and constraints
The necessary purchase orders and manufacturing orders are generated automatically, and start/end times are determined for each production and delivery task.
SCP considers all involved constraints : supply capacity, production capacity and delivery capacity.
Output from Asprova SCP
|SCP output||Order type||Deciding factors|
|Supply plan||Purchase order||Supplier, customer, item, quantity, due date|
|Delivery plan||Delivery resource, departure time, arrival time|
|Production plan||Manufacturing order||Factory, item, quantity, due date, start time, completion time|
APS creates production schedules for each factory
The implement advantage of Asprova SCM
Realize the visibility of supply chain
Shorten the leadtime of of supply chain overall
The “total lead time” from material input to product supplied to customer can be reduced.
Therefore, significant inventory reduction in supply chain will be achieved, and quick response of demand changes also become possible.
If puts inventory buffer at an appropriate site, the “delivery lead time” from receiving an order to product arrived to customers will be reduced, the opportunities of receiving orders also will be increased.
Because SCP creates a schedule at a high speed, “planning lead time” is reduced so as the demand fluctuations impact can be communicated instantly overall supply chain.
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Support the visibility and optimization of the over all supply chain.