Chemicals & Healthcare
With markets reporting an oversupply of commodity products, the chemical manufacturing industry faces continuous pressures to reduce costs and accelerate product research and development cycles. Many companies have forged tighter partnerships with suppliers and customers, and many have grown by merger and acquisition to leverage global economies of scale. These extended enterprise relationships require expanded supply chain management capabilities, particularly when you factor in the multitude of country-specific regulatory mandates.
Other challenges include:
• Demand forecast accuracy
• Set-up productivity with hybrid products by-products and co-products
• Responding to seasonal fluctuations in demand
• Accommodating complexities in planning and scheduling products with various color/grade combinations
• Maintaining the proper materials supply in the face of demand fluctuation
• Limited shelf life
• Optimizing capacity allocation according to seasonal factors
• Reconciling conflicting objectives of customer responsiveness with production throughout
• Minimizing inventory levels across the entire supply chain
• Maximizing customer satisfaction while minimizing logistics and inventory costs
Investments in manufacturing operations and supply chain management have been historically subordinate to funding in discovery, development, and sales and marketing. However, revenue softens and expenses climb, forcing chemical companies to understand the value of rationalizing and streamlining global supply chains.
Automated supply chain solutions, integrated ERP systems, and extranet solutions can all play a critical role but only if optimized effectively. Adexa helps make optimization happen.
Optimize Resource Investments — Compare financial KPIs and tie them into operational KPIs to ensure a response to opportunities and threats in a timely manner.
Stabilize Demand Planning — Integrate demand data from multiple sources, including subcontractors and distributors, into reliable consensus forecasts in real-time.
Reduce Inventory Exposure — Extend visibility across the supply chain to optimize the use of inventory and increase flexibility in response to short-term demand fluctuations. Hedge against inaccurate forecasting by making the entire supply chain leaner, more responsive, and more reliable. Reduce total inventories including raw materials, stock inventories, and finished goods.
Increase Production Schedule Accuracy – Easily accommodate complexities in planning and scheduling production for different product colors and grades.
Consolidate Planning — Integrate sales, inventory and operations to establish a common language for capturing demand and supply information and feeding decisions directly to varied enterprise and shop floor systems.
Improve Global Capacity Utilization — Automatically communicate front-end demand changes to allow responsive re-allocation of back-end resources. Generate a virtual supply chain to optimize capacity and streamline the asset base through a single integrated view.
Synchronize Multi-Site Production — Establish a common language for capturing data and feeding decisions back to varied legacy systems and shop floor applications.
Enable Collaboration — Deliver better information faster so trading partners can react quicker to changes in the supply chain, helping to reduce inventories and increase customer responsiveness.
Enhance Customer Service — Increase flexibility, accelerate order promising, and improve aftersale support with more responsive demand planning and inventory management.
Measure, Monitor, Notify, and Adjust — Use hundreds of pre-built, audit-ready and approved KPIs across all departments and roles to stay continuously informed about all aspects of production.
To learn more about Adexa’s Chemical and Healthcare solutions, please call our Sales Dept @ 310-642-2138 or email inquiries to email@example.com
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Since its deployment Adexa has provided one of the leading breweries in Bavaria, with forecasting accuracies of close to perfection leading to a much higher delivery performance to their clients
Dr. Michael Bell, a forecasting expert, at Paulaner explains the challenges of the company and how Adexa helped them to make near perfect forecasts despite all the uncertainties from weather to price changes, and NOT having any space for safety stock!
Adding Value to Best Supply Chains in Every Industry
Adexa has the most comprehensive planning solutions in the industry. In addition to S&OP, Adexa offers S&OE (Sales and Operations Execution). The latter ensures that plans are accurate and can be implemented rather than most high level plans that are offered by S&OP vendors. Our solutions combine Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), Supply Chain Planning, Demand Planning, Factory Planning and sequencing, ATP/CTP, Network Optimization, and Multi Echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) all combined in Adexa’s unique architecture of unified data model. To this end, we form financial, supply and operation plans and then transform them into execution plans to ensure their accuracy. Almost all Adexa customers produce plans that are very close to perfection in the high 90%s.
For more than 2 decades we have delivered the most innovative solutions such as Attribute-based planning and intelligent self-repairing supply chain© planning technology exclusive only to Adexa. Attribute-Based Planning (APB) enables the solution to be flexible to fit any business model. After all, it is your unique process that makes you competitive in your industry. If every company used the so called “Best in Class” solutions, then the competitive edge is gone. APB also, cuts the implementation time in half and allows the solution to change with your business without having to hire IT personnel to adapt the new rules and business changes to your existing solutions as your business environment changes. All of Adexa solutions are available on the premise as well as on the cloud. In addition, we have pre-built turn-key integration packages with many ERP, MES and other enterprise software packages that are currently in use.
Our partnering philosophy is a key reason why we are able to deliver state-of-the-art supply chain and collaborative e-business planning solutions to innovative companies in every industry we serve. We work with our customers closely to understand their business pains and craft products addressing their unique requirements.