Production planning tools help businesses plan the time, quantity, availability, and procurement of factors of production. This helps to decide the most optimal time to carry out production in the fastest, cheapest, and most proficient way. It also includes supplier selection process that includes, sending invitation for tenders, shortlisting suppliers, negotiating, selecting, and building long-term relationships with them. The supplier rating and automatic reordering tools help ease this process for the companies.
Distribution planning tools help businesses the channel to use in order to transport and the medium of transport. The tools help them decide which will be the most efficient channel for the company depending on its type of products, type of market, and type of demand (urgent need, need, demand). The medium choice is rated based on factors like distance, quantity, product specs, government regulations, cost, and time taken.
Sales planning helps businesses in processes involved in making sale to the end customer. This includes ensuring product availability on the most commonly used channels in the shortest time using the least costly method of storing, handling and distribution. A trade-off needs to me made between these costs and the cost of losing a customer. Our tools can help businesses do cost-benefit analysis and make informed decisions.
Demand planning majorly relies on trend analysis and forecasting using those trends. This whole process is eased by demand planning tools that closely study customers behaviors and patterns to give the most accurate results given the bounds of reality.
Operations planning includes all the planning that goes into fulfilling targets by executing what was planned.