Optimal
Planning & Scheduling

Optimize the entire supply chain considering materials, physical resources (facilities and lines), and labor from materials procurement through manufacturing and/or distribution to markets and/or customers for either maximum profit or minimum cost and, as well, optimize short term (daily or less) schedules for minimum cost or time.

Achieving savings through all phases of the Planning & Scheduling process

Optimal Planning & Scheduling Solutions optimize utilization of resources to achieve manufacturing, sales, distribution, and/or service goals through all phases of the planning and scheduling process. Optimal Planning & Scheduling Solutions include the following:

Optimal Planning & Scheduling Solutions achieve measurable profit improvement and/or savings, typically 5-10%, often much more, compared to flawed spreadsheets and other less capable programs. As well, planning and scheduling errors are avoided thus facilitating smoother operations.

Features

Optimal Planning Solutions, as may be appropriate, consider the following data:

Optimal Scheduling Solutions, as may be appropriate, consider the following data:

Individual Models Include the Following:

Hosting

Optimal Solutions are cloud based thus facilitating rapid deployment and support, eliminating most IT support costs, and enabling regular, non-disruptive updates.

The Optimal interface includes powerful data import/export features to accelerate database construction. The Optimal API provides automated data exchange and optimization for tight connectivity with ERP systems.

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Applications

Optimal Supply Chain Planning, Optimal Distribution

Optimal Supply Chain Planning generates minimum cost or maximum profit manufacturing and distribution plans. Optimal considers raw material supply, forecast product demand for products by quantity and market price, inventory requirements by storage location, storage capacity and limits, distribution capacities, and other data. Measurable savings of 5-10%, often much more, are achieved by most users. Optimal reduces production costs by generating minimum cost or minimum time plans that meet product requirements, optimize production runs, increase order fulfillment, improve product mix, and reduce production conflicts.

Optimal Supply Chain Planning considers the following data.:

Optimal Supply Chain Planning can consider as many time periods as necessary and these periods can be of different lengths. This feature allows analysis of inventory build-up and the timing of an investment in new facilities. Optimal provides decision support that addresses questions concerning operations, investment, recovery, and specific opportunities.

Optimal Capacity Planning

Optimal Capacity Planning optimizes production plans and capacity plans for several weeks or days into the future for manufacturing and/or distribution operations. Optimal considers raw material supply, forecast product demand, inventory requirements by storage location, storage capacity and limits, distribution capacities, and other data. Measurable savings of 3% or more are achieved by most users. Optimal reduces production costs by generating minimum cost or minimum time plans that meet product requirements, optimize production runs, increase order fulfillment, and reduce production conflicts.


Plans are generated considering the following:

Optimal Capacity Planning enables users to define elements of their production and distribution network including costs, production rates, and capacities. The system generates optimized plans considering production and distribution constraints. Output includes overall costs and times for producing and distributing product as well as reports by planning period showing the times and costs for each product through the network.

Optimal Production Scheduling

Optimal Production Scheduling optimizes process industry production schedules for one to a few days for minimum cost or minimum time. Optimal considers manufacturing requirements, product process steps, step sequences, and step resources to generate minimum cost or minimum time schedules. Most often, Optimal Production Scheduling is used in conjunction with Optimal Planning applications to determine optimized production schedules for several weeks or days and the production scheduling system generates the optimized daily schedule. Optimal reduces production costs by identifying schedules that meet manufacturing requirements, reduce production conflicts, and reduce costs.

Schedules are generated considering the following:

Optimal Production Scheduling enables users to define elements of their production network including costs, production rates, and capacities. The system reports optimized schedules with times and costs for each product, production path, production step, and production resource.

Optimal Supply Chain Planning, Optimal Distribution

Optimal Supply Chain Planning generates minimum cost or maximum profit manufacturing and distribution plans. Optimal considers raw material supply, forecast product demand for products by quantity and market price, inventory requirements by storage location, storage capacity and limits, distribution capacities, and other data. Measurable savings of 5-10%, often much more, are achieved by most users. Optimal reduces production costs by generating minimum cost or minimum time plans that meet product requirements, optimize production runs, increase order fulfillment, improve product mix, and reduce production conflicts.

Optimal Supply Chain Planning considers the following data.:

Optimal Supply Chain Planning can consider as many time periods as necessary and these periods can be of different lengths. This feature allows analysis of inventory build-up and the timing of an investment in new facilities. Optimal provides decision support that addresses questions concerning operations, investment, recovery, and specific opportunities.

Optimal Capacity Planning

Optimal Capacity Planning optimizes production plans and capacity plans for several weeks or days into the future for manufacturing and/or distribution operations. Optimal considers raw material supply, forecast product demand, inventory requirements by storage location, storage capacity and limits, distribution capacities, and other data. Measurable savings of 3% or more are achieved by most users. Optimal reduces production costs by generating minimum cost or minimum time plans that meet product requirements, optimize production runs, increase order fulfillment, and reduce production conflicts.

Plans are generated considering the following:

Optimal Capacity Planning enables users to define elements of their production and distribution network including costs, production rates, and capacities. The system generates optimized plans considering production and distribution constraints. Output includes overall costs and times for producing and distributing product as well as reports by planning period showing the times and costs for each product through the network.

Optimal Production Scheduling

Optimal Production Scheduling optimizes process industry production schedules for one to a few days for minimum cost or minimum time. Optimal considers manufacturing requirements, product process steps, step sequences, and step resources to generate minimum cost or minimum time schedules. Most often, Optimal Production Scheduling is used in conjunction with Optimal Planning applications to determine optimized production schedules for several weeks or days and the production scheduling system generates the optimized daily schedule. Optimal reduces production costs by identifying schedules that meet manufacturing requirements, reduce production conflicts, and reduce costs.

Schedules are generated considering the following:

Optimal Production Scheduling enables users to define elements of their production network including costs, production rates, and capacities. The system reports optimized schedules with times and costs for each product, production path, production step, and production resource.

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Model Sites:

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Single Site

Multiple Sites

Multiple Sites

Multiple Sites

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Multiple Periods

Multiple Periods

Multiple Periods

Multiple Periods

Multiple Periods

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Models &
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Yield Optimization

Yield Optimization

Yield Optimization

Yield Optimization

Yield Optimization

Yield Optimization

Matrix Size:

10x10

100x100

Large

Large

Large

API Included:

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Monthly Max Solves:

100

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Hosting

Support:

Simple + Email

Simple + Email

Basic + Chat

Standard + Phone

Corporate + Webinars

CONFIGURATIONS

1 Seat Per Site Per Year

Model Sites:Single Site
Model Time Periods:Multiple Periods
Models & Associated Tables:

Yield Optimization

Matrix Size:

10×10

API Included:

Monthly Max Solves:

100

Hosting:

Support

Simple + Email

3 Seats Per Site Per Year

Model Sites:Single Site
Model Time Periods:Multiple Periods
Models & Associated Tables:

Yield Optimization

Matrix Size:

100×100

API Included:

Monthly Max Solves:

Unlimited

Hosting:

Support

Simple + Email

5 Seats Per Site Per Year

Model Sites:Multiple Sites
Model Time Periods:Multiple Periods
Models & Associated Tables:

Yield Optimization

Matrix Size:

Large

API Included:

Monthly Max Solves:

Unlimited

Hosting:

Support

Basic + Chat

8 Seats Per Site Per Year

Model Sites:Multiple Sites
Model Time Periods:Multiple Periods
Models & Associated Tables:

Yield Optimization

Matrix Size:

Large

API Included:

Monthly Max Solves:

Unlimited

Hosting:

Support

Standard + Phone

10 Seats Per Site Per Year

Model Sites:Multiple Sites
Model Time Periods:Multiple Periods
Models & Associated Tables:

Yield Optimization

Matrix Size:

Large

API Included:

Monthly Max Solves:

Unlimited

Hosting:

Support

Corporate + Webinars

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