The Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process helps companies reach their strategic business targets by balancing the overall product demand, supply chain and production plan. The lack of this fundamental business process along with poor visibility into the supply chain results in high inventory, manufacturing and logistics costs as well as low service levels. Companies aiming to achieve best-in-class performance and trying to outperform their competitors must implement an efficient S&OP business process, which will only be as good as the technology behind it.
The sedApta suite is an innovative software platform specifically designed to support companies Supply Chain processes. Through an integrated set of software components, it allows you to manage all aspects of sales and operations planning, from the initial demand forecasting and inventory planning at corporate-level down to plant capacity resource planning and detailed scheduling.
Each module of the suite can either be used as a standalone component to fill existing gaps, thus enriching the functionalities of an existing technology, or deployed in conjunction with other sedApta modules, depending on the requirements of the customer.
All these components are provided with a user-friendly simulation environment which enables the end user to evaluate different scenarios at any level, starting from the strategic evaluation of a new product’s introduction into a new market, followed by the analysis of different tactical scenarios generated by forcing resource and labor capacities, down to the study of different production plans configured with different order due dates, resource efficiency, setup times, etc.
Additionally, the sedApta suite is designed to easily integrate with existing Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems, which typically have the disadvantage of not considering capacity constraints (using infinite capacity algorithms) and assuming constant lead times. On the contrary, sedApta Software Suite is capable of feeding an existing MRP system with a finite capacity plan and an accurate demand forecast in such a way that results in the MRP’s generation of an optimized list of work orders which can be sequenced in an optimized way by the Factory Scheduling module.
An integrated system of this type brings many clear advantages to organizations, including:
sedApta Software suite has been deployed in more than 20 countries, 10 market verticals and 200 customers worldwide. However, even the best product present on the market will not bring any value without a structured project methodology and system integration capabilities.
Atomos Hyla has observed the following quantitative benefits in existing customers’ implementations of S&OP, such as:
The sedApta suite, together with Atomos Hyla's extensive expertise in S&OP implementation, is the perfect combination for customers undertaking a challenging S&OP standardization journey.
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