SupplyCycle combines advanced modelling, optimisation and simulation technology to help manufacturers make end-to-end trade offs: minimising changeovers and inventories whilst maintaining high levels of customer service.
Manufacturers are increasingly faced with a number of challenging questions:
What if there was a way to join up your operations and model the best answers to all of these trade-off questions?
This is why McLaren Deloitte has created SupplyCycle: an optimisation engine enabling manufacturers to find the optimal balancing points across their operations. Our software models your production lines and warehouses to find the lowest cost, jointly optimised plan that meets customer service. It works alongside your core supply chain planning systems, extracting data and optimising parameters using market-leading analytics and simulation.
SupplyCycle gives you the ability to:
Implement a repeating, fixed-cycle of production that is optimised for lowest cost
Find the right level of inventory that both meets service and buffers factories from demand variability
Minimise time spent on changeovers to free up production capacity or reduce labour costs
Find the right capacity to reserve for the unexpected, this is what we call the ‘agility buffer’
SupplyCycle combines advanced modelling, optimisation and simulation technology to deliver an effective supply chain solution:
Segments your portfolio to identify the best replenishment strategy for each stock keeping unit (SKU)
Combines cycle length and sequencing optimisation to create a template for the production schedule
Trades off different costs to find the optimal frequency to make each SKU and how much to produce
Calculates the optimal level of cycle and safety stock to buffer against uncertainty and protect service levels
Finds the best order to make products to minimise the downtime from changeovers
Verifies the answers against millions of permutations and simulations to ensure the plan is achievable
Actively trade-off and optimise total costs across factories and warehouses to service demand
Drive towards a more feasible production and inventory plan: by modelling and simulating critical variables
Re-optimise in the face of changing business constraints, such as new products, planned maintenance, and line breakdowns
Talks to and works with your existing systems landscape to leverage investments already made in advanced planning
For more information about how SupplyCycle could help your organisation’s supply chain, or request more information, please contact the team