Competitive manufacturing concerns
Greater competitive pressures and manufacturing complexity are increasing the burden on management teams. You are forced to balance conflicting demands to win new business and keep existing business. You must:
- Offer more products and options
- Provide shorter lead-times and smaller lots
- Ensure ever-higher levels of on-time delivery
- Perform without excessive inventory
- Execute while lowering costs
- Produce without too much of the wrong capacity
As the pace of competitive demands continues to increase, many management teams are finding methods that once worked becoming increasingly unwieldy and less effective.
Maybe TACTIC Advanced Planning and Scheduling Software can help?
Management teams are increasingly turning to the TACTIC Advanced Planning and Scheduling system for help. TACTIC explicitly and simultaneously considers your limited capacity and material as you promise delivery, plan production, material, and capacity, and deal with changes and problems. TACTIC projects the realistic effect on delivery, utilization, inventory, revenue, costs and profits of new orders, order changes, material problems, production problems, vendor problems and business changes.
TACTIC possesses sophisticated what-if features. These features let you quickly combine formal data (e.g., orders, routings, inventory, bills-of-material, and capacity limits) and intuition (i.e., what-if ideas). TACTIC allows you to select the best what-if ideas to continuously balance what’s good for business with what’s good for customers, as changes and problems with increasingly complex tradeoffs occur. TACTIC’s what-if features provide significant visibility and flexibility improvements over reports, staff meetings, wallboards, and spreadsheets commonly used to project, simulate, and fix problems and changes.
You can configure TACTIC in two ways. You can use TACTIC standalone for planning, order promising, scheduling, and capacity management. Or you can integrate TACTIC with your business system. TACTIC enables you to better use your valuable business system data to overcome the planning and scheduling limitations inherent in business systems.
Many management teams have found that adding TACTIC saved them the cost, time, and disruption of replacing their business system to improve competitiveness. In many cases, it helped them boost the return from their business system investment as well. They used their business system data, TACTIC’s sophisticated what-if features, and the improved visibility and flexibility provided by TACTIC to develop plans that simultaneously:
- Increase sales revenues
- Lower manufacturing costs
- Tie up less capital in their businesses