Prescribing dynamic planning master data based on transactional data

Customer

One of the largest multinational health care company listed among the Fortune 500.

A leading player in the medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing industries.

The corporation includes about 250 subsidiary companies with operations in 60 countries and products sold in over 175 countries.

This customer was on a big planning transformation journey, aiming for one global organization, a global process and ultimately frictionless planning. One of their main challenges was missing, inaccurate and static planning parameters, which are key for planning performance & efficiency.

Solution

They defined their most ‘planning sensitive parameters’, such as the transport lead times, quality release times, capacities, scrap rates, etc. These parameters have a high impact on planning accuracy, and thus key to keep continuously synced with reality.

Using the LightsOutPlanning advanced analytics, planning parameters are prescribed on a continuous basis based on actual product batch data. These parameters are compared with the current planning master data, and updates are proposed in an exception based way. This enables planners to have continuously accurate data, while minimizing the manual effort to maintain this.

  • Create a virtual twin

  • Set smart parameters

  • Get end-to-end visibility

  • Optimize end-to-end financials

  • Monitor the control tower

Results

  • ↓ E2E Lead Times
  • ↑ Planning Performance
  • Better supply chain visibility and control
  • 20 MIO USD inventory savings
  • 3 month POV payback period