Optimizing Production and Inventory

Before any changes are made to people, processes, and technology around production planning and scheduling, we can conduct a pre-study to identify and quantify the opportunities related to optimizing this part of your supply chain. Pre-studies include an assessment of how prepared the organization is to embrace the changes required by demand-driven manufacturing, both from a people perspective as well as a data perspective.

Companies seeking to apply lean thinking, produce-to-demand, and other demand-driven manufacturing strategies need to understand the impact of the following changes:

  • shorter minimum run sizes
  • faster changeovers
  • smaller upstream batches
  • variable staffing
  • flexible production cycles.

Using P3, we can help you assess the impact of different scenarios on customer service, capacity utilization, and production costs before deciding on a strategy and direction.