Atlantic Supply Chain Blog

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Industries Served

The Atlantic Supply Chain Suite is designed for process manufacturing.  Process manufacturers typically transform a limited number of raw materials into many finished products as opposed to assembling components.  The Atlantic Decision Sciences team has extensive experience in the following industries:

  • Polymers
  • Chemicals
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Pharma
  • Semiconductors
  • Refining and Marketing
  • Food and Beverage
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Rig and Drilling Scheduling

 

Supply Chain Optimization

Optimizing your supply chain provides many tangible business benefits.  Below we summarize some of the typical benefits the Atlantic Supply Chain Suite can offer:
 

Atlantic Planner Benefits

      Business Problem Solution Economic Benefit
 1

Matching Supply with Demand

Optimize Production, Inventory and Distribution to handle seasonalility and determine lowest cost means of meeting market demand
  • Reduced Production Costs
  • Reduced Transportation Costs
  • Optimized Inventories
 2 Tight Capacity Consider alternate sourcing and optimize use of existing resources.  Tradeoff manufacturing and distribution costs to find best overall plan.
  • Additional Sales Revenue
  • Better use of assets
 3 Distribution Costs Investigate changes to distribution strategy.  Rationalize distribution network.
  • Lower transporation costs
 4 Demand Forecast Inaccuracy Rapidly respond to forecast changes.  Perform sensitivity analysis and create alternate plans.
  • Improved customer service
  • Lower inventory costs
 5 Bloated Inventories Optimize production and distribution to meet inventory targets
  • Reduced inventory costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Atlantic Scheduler Benefits

    

Business Problem Solution Economic Benefit
 1 Customer Service Manage finite capacity, quote more accurate ship dates and rapidly re-schedule around production upsets
  • Reduced expediting
  • Reduced production costs
  • Increased sales revenue
 2 Changeovers Optimize production sequencing
  • Reduced setup costs
  • Increased production capacity
 3 Tight Capacity Optimize production sequencing and material flow
  • Increased capacity and sales revenue
 4 Production Upsets Rapidly re-optimize schedules to find the best solution
  • Better customer service
  • Reduced production costs
 5 Reliance on Expert Schedulers Standardize business processes.  Encapsulate expert knowledge in tools. 
  • Reduce training time
  • Support scheduler vacations
 6 Material Flow Monitor production stages, respond to issues, tighten "slack" time allowances to free up capacity
  • Increased capacity and sales revenue
 7 Plant to Distribution Center Synchronization Schedule plants and distribution centers in same solution.  Eliminate the disconnect between plant schedulers and distribution schedulers
  • Optimize warehouse inventories
  • Make the right products and stage that at the right DC's