The glass market is evolving from a model mainly Make To Stock to a model more and more Make To Order, and in some cases also Configure To Order. Customers in the glass industry increasingly require customized products, less time to market, greater flexibility and timeliness of the supply chain in responding to their requests. The problems of the green economy are a further challenge.
The hollow glass industry, which has always operated in a context of low unit margins, responds to these challenges with strategies within the industry paradigm 4.0 aimed at optimizing the performance of supply chain and production processes:
- The technology has developed flexible production lines capable of producing several products at the same time
- The commercial area searches for methods and procedures to improve forecast accuracy and collaboration with customers (integrated forecasting)
- Logistics redesigns the supply chain network in order to reduce lead times, and to integrate customers and suppliers, including recycled glass suppliers
In this context, planning must equip itself with tools to achieve these objectives, with ease of use and speed in rescheduling, through a more efficient strategic planning, the response to CTP and ATP requests through planning for families and campaigns to respond to CTP. and ATP, and inventory planning and control integrated with those of customers and suppliers.
The Atomos Hyla solution allows the glass industry to be supported in all phases of planning, from strategic planning to planning and operational scheduling, ensuring the orchestration of activities related to the various actors in the supply chain, and the consistency of data in each phase of the planning process.