SherTrack SNAPPS™ Dynamic Capacity Planning

SherTrack SNAPPS™ DCP uses the Lean demand pull consumption signal (customer orders) and allocates supply fulfillment across the production and distribution network to achieve lowest total fulfillment cost. Dynamic, probabilistic inventory planning optimizes the balance between production costs and freight costs while respecting operating constraints. 
SherTrack SNAPPS™ DCP provides an agile and efficient response to true customer demand with the lowest total supply cost.  Dynamic and probabilistic inventory target setting at each supply chain tier effectively manages supply chain variation that is such a challenge with traditional multi-echelon solutions.
SherTrack SNAPPS™ DCP can be used alone or together with SherTrack SNAPPS™ PM.  SherTrack SNAPPS™ is deployed via Software-as-a-Service for low total cost of ownership and minimal internal IT support requirements. 


Key Features

Agile and Responsive

SherTrack SNAPPS™ DCP responds to direct customer demand rather than demand forecasts with their inherent accuracy issues.  Using true customer demand means that you are producing and stocking the right product at the right time at the right location. 

Efficient

SherTrack SNAPPS™ DCP stochastic optimization algorithms efficiently optimizes production costs, freight and working capital while effectively managing variation from both demand and production.  SherTrack SNAPPS™ DCP efficiently flexes the supply asset base to meet true market demand.  

Predictive Modeling

SherTrack SNAPPS™ DCP’s integrated discrete event simulator provides unparalleled power to evaluate your supply networks true performance capabilities, in detail.  Analyze the impact of different manufacturing and supply strategies in terms of service (OTD), production efficiency and working capital without experimenting on your customers!  Design-of-experiment methodologies facilitate the analysis of complex and interrelated factors that determine operational performance.

Supply Chain Convergence

SherTrack SNAPPS™ DCP when deployed with SherTrack SNAPPS™ PM enables the end-to-end synchronization of the fulfilment process across the supply network tiers of production sites and distribution centers. The end-to-end fulfilment process usually spans functional and application silos. SherTrack SNAPPS™ provides the foundation to truly synchronize production and distribution center replenishment to efficiently supply true customer demand.  The right product from the right location at the right time.

Scalable

SherTrack SNAPPS™ DCP can be deployed from just a subset of the supply base to the entire business. SherTrack SNAPPS™ SaaS delivery model enables deployment where it adds most value to your business and can be integrated with existing ERP and planning systems.

Predictive Notifications

SherTrack SNAPPS™ can send event notifications when performance targets are projected to occur in the operational time horizon.    These event notifications can be delivered using e-mail or SMS messaged to trigger workflows, alerts, or review. SherTrack SNAPPS™ integrated “sandbox” allows the supply chain team to evaluate a range of alternative scenarios quickly.