Supply Chain Management

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Demand Planning and Forecasting

Redesign your demand planning process by integrating inputs from internal and external stakeholders along with improved forecasting techniques. Demand planning solution combines massive amounts of data categorized and cleaned to be ready for analysis and forecasting. That improves your forecasting accuracy by more than 30%. Forecasting techniques are combined from qualitative and quantitative methods, which match each product type.

GPROSYS solution gives you timely, accurate and aggregated demand forecast by customer, time, market channel and product hierarchy. Data is collected from sales, marketing, customers and historical data to create a complete understanding of all demand factors. Improved demand forecast helps companies to improve inventory levels, decrease costs, and increases profits.

Sales and Operational Planning

As a result of increasing market dynamics and miscommunication between functions internally, the need of implementing S&OP increases. S&OP solution helps companies to make the right balance between forecasted demand and manufacturing volumes with financial budgets and business targets. Decreased customer lead times, improve customer case fill, and enhance supply planning performance are some of the benefits of implementing S&OP. At the end you can find better communication between departments and increase revenue.

Sales and operational planning solution integrates demand planning, inventory optimization, customer order fulfillment, material and capacity planning, and supply planning into one unified process in order to have one target plan which agreed by all different department.

GPROSYS solution enhances overall business process performance, and increases supply chain utilization.

Training:

Operations Management

In this course, we present a state-of-the-art view of the activities of the operations function. Operations field is an exciting area of management that has a profound effect on the productivity of both manufacturing and services. The goal of this training is to present a broad introduction to the field of operations in a realistic, practical manner. This course also will help you understand how OM affects other functions inside any business. We can cover different topics from introduction of operations management, forecasting demand, global environment and supply strategies, quality management, capacity planning, process design, location decisions, layout decisions, outsourcing, inventory management, aggregate planning, JIT, and maintenance decisions. Selection of topics depends on clients’ choice.

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees should be able to:

  1. Describe the role of the operations management function in an organization in relation to other major functions within the organization.
  2. Describe process analysis and quality and performance management.
  3. Explain the methodology of capacity management.
  4. Solve simple problems in location planning and facilities layout.
  5. Explain the methodology of independent demand inventory management and solve practical problems in independent demand inventory management.
  6. Explain the nature and importance of aggregate planning and carry out simple aggregate planning computations.
  7. Explain Resource planning and the role of a Master Production Schedule (MPS).
  8. Explain the methodology of Material Requirements Planning (MRP).
  9. Explain the fundamental processes of managing projects.

Demand Planning and Forecasting

In order to preserve cash and efficiently manage inventory and supply chain, you will need to improve the demand planning and forecasting process. This course helps to understand the typical demand planning process and different forecasting methods. We introduce quantitative and qualitative methods to improve forecasting methods.

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees should be able to:

  1. Understand demand management and describe its components.
  2. Describe demand factors and know how to control them.
  3. Understand demand planning and relation to other functions in the company.
  4. Find inputs and outputs to/from demand planning process.
  5. Explain different forecasting techniques.
  6. Apply two or more forecasting methods on different product types.

Inventory Management

This course aims to provide the attendees with state-of-the-art knowledge on inventory management theory and practice. Topics included will be as follows: materials management; management of storage and retrieval facilities; types of inventory problems; measuring inventory performance; inventory management systems for independent demand items; influence of forecasts and uncertainties in demand and lead time; dependent demand inventory systems; multi-echelon inventory management; decision models for inventory management; simulation models of inventory management systems, and case studies of world-class inventory management.

On successfully completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of materials management for contemporary manufacturing and service organizations.
  2. Explain the functions of inventory in an organization and describe the types of storage and retrieval systems used in inventory management.
  3. Describe the methods of demand forecasting used for inventory management.
  4. Use a number of different methods for calculating optimum purchase order quantities and manufacturing lot sizes and determine optimum order quantities when quantity discounts apply.
  5. Describe the methods of managing independent demand inventory systems, and carry out example calculations and explain the effects of forecast errors and variability in demand and lead time and the need for safety stocks, and carry out example calculations and
  6. Explain the management decisions required in multi-echelon inventory systems and explain why the methods used for independent demand inventory management are not suitable for dependent demand inventory management.
  7. Explain the inventory management decisions involved in material requirements planning, just-in-time production management, and capacity constrained production (including synchronous manufacturing), and carry out example calculations.
  8. Explain how computer simulation can be used in the development of inventory management systems and explain how the cost accounting system used in an organization can influence management decisions in inventory management.

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