Your business fluctuates constantly, with changing demand, organic growth into new regions, and mergers and acquisitions. Capacity questions and challenges beg for answers. When will you need to add facilities? Where should new facilities be located, and how much space will you need? How much throughput will be needed to hit demand forecasts, or better service each region?
With the LLamasoft Digital Design and Decision Center you can model both long-term strategic production capacity requirements all the way to quarterly and monthly production plans. Consider end-to-end supply chain information including raw materials, demand, bills of material, work resources and more to make confident strategic and tactical capacity and production decisions. Build digital models of the end-to-end supply chain so you can quickly redesign and re-optimize when forecasted changes or unplanned events occur.
- Create digital models to identify the production location, timing and quantity of each product throughout your network so you’re best utilizing capacity at the lowest total cost
- Understand when you’ll run out of capacity and where, and how to balance existing capacity with the investment required to add more
- Balance limited production capacity with demand volumes that often exceed it by identifying strategies for pre-building goods or pre-positioning inventory