Customer demand for shorter cycle times and specialized packaging/delivery requirements, mass customization of products, globalization of operations--including sourcing, production, sales and marketing, greater outsourcing of manufacturing operations, increased use of third party logistics providers . These are just a couple of examples from a long list of challenges in supply chain planning that pressures on planners and managers. Ensuring the optimal operation of a manufacturing and distribution supply chain under these pressures, deciding the optimal placement of inventory within the supply chain, minimizing operating costs - manufacturing costs, transportation costs, and distribution costs can only be achieved with an intelligent tool capable of implementing mathematical modeling techniques using computer software.
ICRON Technologies has blended its 15+ years of experience in Supply Chain Optimization into its supply chain optimization solutions. ICRON Capacity Planner (ICRON CP) provides a platform for strategic and tactical planning of supply chain network while ICRON Advanced Planning and Scheduling (ICRON APS) provides detailed planning and scheduling of supply chain elements. With its distributed web enabled architecture, ICRON provides competitive supply chain planning solutions for your company.
ICRON provides the following benefits and features in Supply Chain Planning:
- Decrease in costs (inventory holding costs, transportation costs, production costs, penalty costs, etc …) and increase in revenue, thus profit maximization
- Better utilization of invested capital.
- Extensive scenario analysis and comparison capabilities which allows financial, investment, campaign and crisis analysis.
- Optimized use of production and transportation resources based on user defined objectives (i.e. minimization of capacity loss due to product shift, minimization of environmental impact, etc …)