Asprova SCP - Supply Chain Planning

Products may have upstream and downstream processes in different locations. Without suitable scheduling software, it is impossible to utilize resources optimally. Asprova SCP considers bottleneck processes and limited resource capacities across all factories to schedule work instructions accordingly.

The entire supply chain is taken into account, including factories, suppliers, logistics centers and customers. Factory outputs, various transportation resources and routes, as well as product distribution to logistics centers and customers become mapped in Asprova SCP.

This leads to miminimized inventory stocks, optimal resource utilization and flawless delivery reliability thoughout the entire value chain. Combined with Asprova APS for the scheduling of individuel factories, it is possible to create optimal conditions to improve efficiency in all areas of the entire group.

Key Features

  • Scheduling with finite resource capacities
  • Optimal results are achievable through adaptable pegging conditions and the scheduling logic.
  • Precise calculation of order including interconnections
  • Complete visualization of order throughput across the entire value chain
  • Short planning cycles, in order to react to inquiries quickly
  • KPI calculation for a variety of factors, including efficiency of the entire value chain

Asprova SCP can be linked to various Asprova APS modules of individual factories.

Input

Various order types and forecasts can be registered (such as for 24 months). Data may be entered directly into Asprova, or it can be imported from another data source, such as an ERP system.

Output

Asprova SCP creates order and delivery schedules as well as summary manufacturing plans for all orders across all factories.

What does Asprova SCP plan for?

Items, standard production times, lot sizes, and many more data are considered by Asprova to determine replenishment order quantities, daily material requirements (for stock orders), and more.

Forecast orders, customer orders, purchase orders, and warehouse orders are managed with regards to delivery dates, quantities, order priorities, and specifications.

Supply, demand, and inventory can be viewed for all items at all times at every plant. Scale can be adjusted from day to month to year. Shortages are clearly highlighted for immediate identification.

Items produced in various factories are displayed together with production capacities and performance levels.

Transportation routes are considered for every product, including means of transportation (such as by truck, train, air freight, sea freight) that run between factories, suppliers, logistics centers and customers. Asprova uses the following data when considering the best route to select:

  • Start Times
  • Lead Times
  • Time Constraints
  • Priorities
  • Validity Conditions
  • Costs

Minimum stocks for every item are controlled at each logistics center. Asprova SCP automatically creates replenishment orders (for in-house production or outsourced production) while taking into account the forecast,  customer orders and desired receipt dates.

  • Every scheduling run is evaluated, and presented in clear-cut documentation for quick comparison. This allows for easy selection of the best planning scenario.
  • Asprova routinely provides calculation on more the 100 key performance indicators, including:
    • On-Time Delivery Reliability
    • Throughput Time
    • Inventory Changes
    • Resource Productivity
    • Resource Capacity
  • Cost-related KPIs are provided by Asprova. Having this information is crucial for the long-term planning process.
  • Some of the financial KPIs provided by Asprova:
    • Profit
    • Profit Margin
    • Revenue
    • Total Cost
    • Material Costs
    • Delivery Costs
    • Labor Costs
    • Resource Yield Percentage
  • Additionally, it is possible to create custom KPIs.

Visual Management

The entire value chain is visually accessible in Asprova SCP, in overviews which you can adjust according to your desired level of detail. Graphs, diagrams, and tables can be combined freely according to the relevant data for clear depiction of relationships between orders, materials, and resources.

Resource-Gantt-Chart

The Resource-Gantt-Chart displays the entire work flow chronologically. Included are all facilities and information relevant to production—including machines, workers, transportation times, and others. The entire value chain, including transportation routes, transportation resources, currently utilized resources, lead times, and much more can be seen and checked with a glance.

Order Gantt Chart

Asprova allows you to view all orders for up to several months in advance, seeing the entire lead time of each order. Check on order quantity, delivery dates (including compliance and delays), processing time, waiting time, and much more. It is possible to monitor even the most complex order networks with ease!

Inventory Graph

Asprova keeps track of inventory at each factory and distribution center, allowing you to easily manage sourcing and shipping strategies.

Load Graph

Capacities and bottlenecks can easily be identified with the Load Graph.