Adapt shipments to production variance with dynamic transport load building
In an article published on SCM Expert online website, author Srinivas Krishnamoorthy talks about the parameters for supply chain efficiency. In the article, he describes how to factor the parameters into the overall transition process, from planning to execution. In today’s scenario, demand volatility is highly pronounced due to a variety of reasons. Therefore, production schedules are constantly changing even within a short term, to keep up with different supply chain objectives. Srinivas goes on to explain how production schedule variance disrupts downstream activities, such as outbound shipment schedules, if they are not managed appropriately
In the article, he further enlightens how a dummy stock keeping unit (SKU) can raise requirements of transportation load in terms of mode and lane. In addition, how the requirements can be replaced with a set of SKUs, thereby making optimal use of available transportation resources.
Read an astute view on how SAP APO platform can align shipment planning, with the production planning process.
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Principal APO Consultant, SCM Practice, Infosys
Srinivas Krishnamoorthy is an SAP Supply Chain consultant with Infosys Consulting practice, providing expertise in the area of Demand Planning, Supply Network Planning, Global Promising, Production Planning and Scheduling across domains such as Hi-Tech, Oil & Gas with special focus in Retail & CPG