|Recorded September 12, 2006 - Now Available On Demand|
Being a demand-driven manufacturer is easier said than done. And detailed scheduling and quick re-scheduling is at the heart of being demand-driven. While many ERP and Supply Chain applications do a fine job with production planning, most have trouble with the operational complexities commonly found in detailed scheduling. And a plan without the ability to execute it can be a pretty frustrating thing.
Many companies address the shortcomings of these systems with disconnected spreadsheet solutions. Others try to customize the planning and scheduling modules of these database applications. But most of these work-a-rounds are disappointing. In short, they fail to provide excellence in integrated production planning and detailed scheduling. They typically fail to fully capture the underlying complexity of the manufacturing process. And often they fail to provide the quality of understanding or ease of use managers really need.
And manufacturing companies have other planning and scheduling problems beyond the world of production - problems like integration of contract manufacturing and multi-plant planning on the front end and truck loading and truck routing on the back end.
Come hear what leading analyst firm ARC Advisory Group has to say about:
• the major planning and scheduling challenges facing manufacturers today
• the major limitations of commonly deployed software solutions
• the emerging standard of excellence for integrated planning & scheduling
The Optimization Advantage for Planning and Scheduling
Optimization is a key enabler for improving operational efficiency and customer service. And ILOG is the undisputed leader in optimization technology, offering a complete set of tools and engines to build custom planning & scheduling applications as well as a set of pre-built scheduling applications that target particular challenges in process manufacturing, semiconductor manufacturing and freight transportation. With ILOG, leading manufacturing organizations can:
• Develop realistic plans and schedules that improve profitability and customer service
• Perform what-if analysis and compare scenarios with a wide range of KPI's
• Bridge the gap between planning and execution
• Increase plant efficiency and asset utilization
• Use the parts of SAP or Oracle supply chain planning that fit without compromising in other areas
Tom Fiske, Senior Analyst Automation & Supply Chain, ARC
Filippo Focacci, Senior Product Marketing Manager, ILOG
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