Supply Chain Master Planning

Supply chain master planning aims to synchronize production, storage, and transport with demand. The coordination of these elements helps maximize efficiency, cut costs, and support profitability.

Master planning is a mid-term process that typically takes place monthly or weekly. Sales forecasts and demand planning inform production, distribution, and warehousing decisions. Over the course of a year, seasonal and changing demand can be accounted for and KPI managed.

Not making use of master planning means that supply chain elements may work against each other. Without coordination between elements, the risk of stock-outs increases, and larger buffers are required as a result. This reduces efficiency and increases costs.

To learn more about logistics planning, watch our Supply Chain Network Optimization webinar, where, among other things, we talk about master planning.

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Supply chain master planning software

anyLogistix (ALX) can help optimize your supply chain network. When used with data from a supply chain, it enables the analysis, forecasting, and testing needed for master planning. It is a digital twin of your supply chain that helps coordinate production, transport, and storage policies.

Supply chain master planning with ALX combines powerful optimization with simulation modeling to inform and deliver tactical and operational objectives.

Supply chain master planning with anyLogistix enables:

  • Coordinated production, storage, and transport to meet demand at minimum cost
  • Efficient supply chain resource utilization, accounting for all constraints
  • Production, storage, transportation, and purchasing plans for each product
  • Overview of all material flows
  • Target demand fulfilment

For a deeper dive into supply chain master planning with anyLogistix, you can watch the following how-to video.

anyLogistix is a powerful tool for supply chain master planning. Learn more from our examples in anyLogistix.

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