The RapidResponse® Aggregate Supply Planning application enables:
Identification of gaps between the consensus demand plan and the aggregate supply plan
See various proposed demand plans and review any gaps with the previously committed supply plan. Create various supply plan options to support the proposed demand plan(s). Calculate the projected impact of proposed supply plan(s) on inventory levels (units and periods of coverage), as well as, projected late demands and late supplies by period (identifying the associated impact to revenue and margin).
Identification of excess or gating material and capacity
If used in conjunction with the RapidResponse Capacity Planning - Constraints application, identify key gating materials and capacity constraints and proactively involve the responsible parties at whatever level of the supply chain in an online collaboration event to resolve the issues. Use multi-scenario comparison capabilities to determine the impact of various supply plans on key corporate metrics.
Review, create, and modify assumptions associated with the creation of the supply plan for sharing with others.
Integration with inventory management process for inventory planning input and analysis
Use the inputs from the RapidResponse Inventory Management and Inventory Planning and Optimization applications to factor into the generation of an aggregate supply plan.
Integration with S&OP process for demand and supply rebalancing
Share and evaluate multiple aggregate supply plan scenarios with the S&OP team for evaluation in demand and supply rebalancing and S&OP approval processes.