Demand forecasting & master production schedule centralization​ using Anaplan

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The customer

Our customer is a rapidly growing organization that manufactures energy storage solutions. They aim to become a global player, with multiple sites in America, Africa, Europe & Asia.

Their main goal is to enable customers to move away from fossil fuels and make them switch to long-lasting, smart, recyclable lithium batteries.​

  • Challenges

    • Multiple tools are used to perform demand forecasting and master production scheduling.
    • Limited visibility on mid-term inventory projection & need within material requirements planning​​.
  • Solutions

    • Demand forecast input through exception-based collaborative dashboards with optimal allocation to all production sites.
    • Integrated master production schedule translating the production plan through a 10-level BOM to an accurate & forward-looking material requirements plan.
    • Allowing capacity scenario’s to assess the impact of the plan on the different production sites – optimizing the number of hours & workers necessary on the production lines.
  • Results

    • Reconciled application for demand and master production schedule
    • Scalable model that is truly business-owned within a growing organization
    • Optimized timing in placing of production and purchase orders

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