The tyre business is competitive, complex and demanding. A good portfolio of high-performance products and service excellence are key to business success. To sustain customer loyalty, the promise of product performance must be matched by excellence in the Supply Chain. And it is here that the greatest financial efficiencies are to be found. In fact, every dollar saved in the Supply Chain is worth up to 10 dollars in sales revenue at the bottom line.
Developing finished plans and schedules in complex environments requires processing of large data volumes and solution of multiple planning problems that have to be integrated to give the final answers. This can lead to very long processing times. Most Supply Chain planning is done using a variant of MRP functionality in the ERP platform. The problem is that such systems are blind to rapid changes in demand, customer priorities, maintenance, breakdowns, shifts, materials supply dynamics, etc. Planners have to compensate by holding more materials and finished products inventory than needed to be safe and, this costs money. Real-time planning generally has to be done outside the system and this is very slow, inaccurate and inefficient.
ICRON Advanced Planning & Scheduling for Tyre Manufacture and Operations. Powerful and flexible Management Information Systems (MIS) technology for use in Tyre Manufacturing, and Operations environments. Offers low entry cost, fast ROI and long system life. Suitable for Network Planning, Aggregate Master Planning and Real-time Scheduling. ICRON offers flexible finite, object orientated, Advanced Planning and Scheduling MIS technology for tyre manufacturers and component suppliers that plugs into existing systems to provide optimized performance in strategic planning and real-time operations throughout the Supply Chain, including full raw materials control, all manufacturing operations, finished products warehousing, logistics, distribution, etc.
- Full visibility and real-time control over all operations giving flexibility and good reactivity
- Batch size and sequencing using most appropriate resources
- Minimization of wastage and dead stock
- Reductions in cost of raw materials and finished product inventories
- Improved purchase order and distribution management
- Production smoothing and thus increase in capacity
- Virtual elimination of stock-outs and line stoppages
- Improved delivery forecasting leading to better Customer Relations