Bottling strives to get the refreshments and brands we all love into our hands in a timely manner. With the latest demand forecasts across all SKUs, bottling manufacturers must craft a production plan that minimizes out of stock possibilities while also limiting the amount of buffer stock on hand. With this long-term knowledge, bottlers must ensure sufficient capacity is available over the coming days and weeks while finding efficiencies in changeover sequences between SKUs in the schedule.
CASCADE S&OP DOWN TO SCHEDULES: We’ve noticed a disconnect from high-level planning at the S&OP level down to actionable production schedules required to execute the day to day. Synchonizing data and optimizing decisions from top to bottom ensures all operations within a single factory and across an entire network of factories remains tight.
MODEL COMPLEX CHANGEOVERS: Changeovers between different SKUs may require different cleanings, governed by regulatory or quality requirements, or new line setups. Modeling and editing these become a breeze through our intuitive graph explorer and rules builder.
ADJUST PLANS AND SCHEDULES IN REAL-TIME: Plans may be locked in for a month or more while schedules may be locked in for weeks in advance. When new data becomes available or unforeseen events happen, your factory can react quickly by exploring billions of options to lay out a new plan or schedule in seconds.
Connect disparate data sources across ERP, MES, and spreadsheets into a central decision making platform
Reduce water and chemical cleaning usage to take steps towards envrionmental and sustainability goals
Coordinate and optimize production across an entire network of factories
Decrease buffer stock
Decrease out of stock