Supply Action Management

Simulate Action Alternatives as Things Change

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Is there too much noise and not enough clear action? 

MRP runs, plans are in place and then there are new issues that need to be dealt with.  What is the priority? What will have the most impact? Planners often have difficulty knowing where to start and what the options are for taking action.

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When simulations take several hours to coordinate, there is little opportunity to investigate and evaluate multiple action alternatives, let alone swiftly reach the ideal decision.

Prioritized Supply Actions

Supply actions need to be presented to the user based on the impact to corporate peformance.

Calculations On-Demand

Planners must be able to rapidly simulate and recalculate MRP as they work through exceptions such as cancellations, expedites, new planned order releases and push outs or delays.

Resolution Options

Planners must be armed with intelligent resolution option evaluation and embedded collaboration processes.

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The RapidResponse® Supply Action Management application enables:

Exception driven supply analysis dashboards
Through dashboard metrics, highlight supply actions for a production or material planner by type (e.g. expedite, new, cancel, delay)

Supply action priorities
Prioritize production and material planners' activities to focus on actions that are both manageable and will provide the greatest impact to corporate performance metrics such as revenue or margin.

Identification of potential supply action resolution options
Be presented with resolution options by type, to understand if alternatives exist such as exploring an inventory transfer from another site, as opposed to manufacturing/purchasing additional supply.

Simulation, collaboration and consequence analysis
In cases where decisions on supply actions cannot be made by the planner alone, collaborate and simulate actions with other individuals and groups to explore resolution alternatives, such as capacity increases, and alternative sources of supply.

Transactional execution integration with ERP
Once actions related to purchase orders, purchase requisitions, work orders, allocations, or transfer orders are decided upon, they can be committed back to transactional systems such as ERP.

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With the RapidResponse Supply Action Management application, you can do material requirements planning (MRP) in the same system as MPS, supply planning, capacity planning, inventory management, demand planning and supplier collaboration to ensure cross-functional priorities are met.

THE RESULTS?

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Faster identification and execution of priority supply actions.


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Broader and deeper evaluation of action alternatives.

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Focused effort and impact to corporate performance.

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