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In manufacturing, a finished product may sometimes be out of spec. Perhaps it’s the wrong color or size, or perhaps the cuts and grinds are over or under tolerance. When this happens, additional labor may be required to rework it, or it may be scrapped altogether.
Like manufactured parts, a planning process can also be out of spec. Erroneous data, conflicting reports, and other misfires result in an inconsistent plan that creates havoc in production. A consistent plan with defined strategies and repeatable processes reduces the chance of failure. It’s always easier to control and maintain a consistent system than to put an inconsistent one back in order.
Traditional planning models and strategies that lack a unified platform and a single version of truth have inconsistency baked in. And many signs point to a lack of planning consistency:
Consistent processes give you control and allow optimization of planning. The best way to build this consistency is through automation software. The more automated and unified the data, the better the consistency. The better the consistency, the more accurate the plan.
Demand and Supply Planning software from Plex DemandCaster enables you to automate and link your systems to drive consistency throughout the planning process. With cloud-based advanced analytics, the software allows you to develop a demand-based strategy that draws on accurate real-time data from connected assets or internal systems like ERP, ERP, and MES systems.
Plex DemandCaster delivers the tools needed to address system inconsistencies, including:
A data-driven and automated planning process starts with great software; it automates tasks, removes errors, and provides insights to help you keep control over planning. Plex DemandCaster Demand and Supply software is a best-in-class platform that delivers consistency and helps companies improve their game.