Effective distribution requirements planning (DRP) has the power to minimize shortages, reduce ordering, transportation and inventory carrying costs, and improve customer service. But, before these benefits can become reality, planners must coordinate and synchronize a large number of data elements living in multiple sources across many locations.
The Kinaxis® RapidResponse® Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) application lets you:
- Accurately plan the replenishment of inventory for the purposes of distribution at the detailed part level to immediately evaluate trade-offs between customer satisfaction and costs.
- Drive dependent demand to pull and/or push the needed supply into the distribution network through the generation of a near term plan (usually 2-6 weeks) in daily or weekly buckets.
- Plan concurrently with master production scheduling (MPS), order fulfillment and supply action management processes to ensure the effectiveness and accuracy of replenishment.
ADDED VALUE THROUGH INTEGRATED APPLICATIONS
Among the greatest advantages of any given RapidResponse application is the ability to leverage it in conjunction with other applications as part of a broader, integrated solution. Depending on your needs, you can realize significant added benefits by using the DRP application alongside one or more related applications to ensure synchronization across interrelated planning processes.
Organizations using the DRP application can achieve even more value by using it with the Master Production Scheduling, Demand Planning, Order Fulfillment and Inventory Management applications.