Reflex Supply Planning provides for long term Capacity Planning by Production Line or Work Centre, taking into account specific factory calendars to account for holidays, shutdowns, and factory maintenance.
The output of the capacity planning process includes a labour plan and feeds directly into both the supply plan and MPS requirements. Consideration is taken of stock build requirements to meet planned seasonal peaks and the Safety Stocks to support them. The process analyses gaps between available capacity and demand, creating a smoothed production plan.
Capacity Planning provides the ability to:
- Manage all production constraints
- Review alternate capacity scenarios
- Assess the impact of capacity shortages on the forecast
- Predict material shortages and replenishment requirements
Planning methods such as MTO, PTO, MTS, PTS are all supported, as are algorithms for prorating plans across multiple hierarchies.