Realize continuous demand and supply alignment
Aligning supply with demand is easier said than done these days. Supply constraints and demand volatility can put your planning under a lot of pressure to identify gaps, avoid excess and gating, and ultimately produce a supply plan that can be an accurate, reliable reference for master production scheduling.
Know sooner and act faster in response to supply-demand imbalances
Kinaxis Aggregate Supply Planning gives your supply planning team early visibility into whether or not demand plans can support key material and capacity constraints on the supply side, like long lead times or single-sourced components. Any conflicts or gating issues are easily resolved with built-in adaptive collaboration that enables concurrent planning across business functions.
Improved outcomes for your business
- Early identification and proactive management of discrepancies between aggregate supply and demand plans
- Quick, complete feasibility evaluation of aggregate supply planning in relation to material and capacity constraints
- Informed trade-offs between supply, demand and inventory risks at the product, regional and channel levels
- Direct integration of aggregate supply plans with S&OP, capacity planning (constraints) and master production scheduling for effective supply and demand rebalancing
Workflow Process Components
While every company’s supply chain is unique, certain best practices still apply. Our workflow process templates help you get started fast, while offering the flexibility and personalization you need to meet your goals.
RapidResponse has reduced the cycle time for producing a supply plan for operations by half, while allowing for greater supply/operational plan accuracy.
We’ve seen planner efficiency gains of 40% or more with RapidResponse.
What’s next on your supply chain journey?
You can achieve significant added benefits by using Kinaxis Aggregate Supply Planning with one or more related solutions to ensure synchronization across planning processes.