Supply Chain Planning



Optimize the Chemical Supply Chain to Drive Profitability

Manage a volatile and complex market to reduce disruptions and boost profits.

Chemicals manufacturers face unique challenges. They need to manage a variety of production strategies from batch, campaign and continuous flows. The uncertainty of global demand, compliance with regulatory requirements, and production flow complexities require chemical manufacturers to balance multiple constraints and variables. Companies must also factor in raw material, transportation costs and coordination of supply chain activities across the value chain – all of this while balancing service, minimizing waste and driving profits

The Atlas Planning Platform delivers a unified continuous end-to-end supply chain plan helping to manage and coordinate the entire chemical supply chain and drive visibility through rich market analysis, demand sensing, and real-time scenario planning. Our single unified data platform is highly flexible and can support the lowest level in the hierarchy allowing us to model to the necessary level of detail. Atlas optimizes inventory policies across a multi-echelon network and identifies the right mix of inventory across finished goods, intermediate and raw material.

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Manage Complex Supply Chain Challenges

How Atlas Planning Platform supports your chemical manufacturing supply chain.

Optimize Production

The chemical production process is complex having to balance base and intermediate chemicals, tank mixing requirements, changeovers, electricity consumption, and more. Chemical companies must also manage and coordinate across a large network of manufacturers and suppliers. Atlas Planning Platform takes into consideration network complexity, constraints and dependencies to develop the best plan

  • Model constraints, parameters, and service levels
  • Synchronize production plans across multiple plants
  • Optimize production within individual plants
  • Evaluate capacity constraints and excesses across multiple time horizons
  • Develop real-time and what-if scenario planning to display impact on margins, cost, inventory levels and service
  • Incorporate raw material constraints
  • Model a range of manufacturing environment such as make-to-stock and made-to-order
  • Incorporate time-phased inventory projections

Manage Complexity

The complex challenges in chemical and process engineering requires proper planning. Manufacturers need reliable data to plan, produce and transport goods. Atlas supports end-to-end collaboration and visibility by linking and orchestrating the sales and operations planning process (S&OP) helping maximize asset utilization, manage inventory, and reduce waste and costs. Identify opportunities and minimize waste by:

  • Forecast in multiple units of measurement linked to specific markets
  • Coordinate supply chain planning across all tiers and regions in the network
  • Effectively balance inventory across your multi-echelon distribution network
  • Simulate probability modeling
  • Perform in-depth scenario analysis
  • Automate managing multi-stage capacity constants, changeovers and more

Improve Forecasting

Atlas Planning Platform helps improve forecast accuracy and provide the visibility needed to make better planning decisions by applying advanced analytics to drive trends, patterns, and probabilities across the product portfolio and to the lowest level of detail. Our advanced planning capabilities powered by automated machine learning deliver real-time insights. Leverage what-if scenarios and time-phased inventory policies to gauge the cost of serving key accounts – or adding a new product, customer or market.
Our platform helps manufacturers improve forecasting to support the unique challenges of the chemical industry:

  • Forecast in mixed made-to-stock and made-to-order environments
  • Integrate promotions and events
  • Address seasonal changes
  • Use customer-specific what if analysis in forecasts
  • Leverage machines and IoT data through demand sensing capabilities
  • Select best-fit forecasting techniques

Functional and Intuitive Planning

The Atlas Planning Platform balances ease of use with advanced planning.

The competitive chemicals market requires accurate planning and insight across the supply chain. There’s little time for complex planning tools that are difficult to learn and even harder to use. The Atlas Planning Platform offers advanced supply chain planning capabilities but is designed with the end user in mind.

Atlas Planning Platform is intuitive and easy to use with customizable user interfaces, what-if scenarios to help you evaluate results side by side, and collaboration features to facilitate communication and sharing inside and outside your organization.Our flexible and powerful platform configures workflows and has automated alerts that make it easy to monitor conditions from demand to supply while managing multiple levels of product, customer, sales geographies, and locations.


Better Data Insights

Atlas leverages machine learning and AI to drive agility in chemical supply chains.

Competitors promote machine learning capabilities as a nice-to-have. John Galt sees machine learning and AI as essential and incorporates it into everything we do. The Atlas Planning Platform integrates a range of data signals—from commodity prices to IoT and more—into every scenario. By analyzing data in near real-time, our platform detects demand and supply shifts, identifies supply risk and market changes to develop plans that respond to global changes.



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Better Communication and Collaboration

Atlas Planning Platform promotes strategies that foster organizational alignment.

The best supply chains collaborate upstream and downstream to plan and execute operations. The joint efforts of every stakeholder deliver synergies and efficiencies across the entire supply chain. But even in the best worlds, knowledge silos throw a wrench into decision making.

Atlas fosters supply chain transparency to help internal and external stakeholders collaborate. The user-friendly online platform facilitates real-time demand and supply balancing and scenario planning end-to-end. Our platform breaks down knowledge silos; integrates commercial, financial and supply chain planning; and gives access to trade-offs for service, revenue, profit, and cost.


Your Trusted Advisor

Atlas Planning Platform acts as a true partner for chemical manufacturers.

We get it—manual repetitive processes waste valuable time when your company has more pressing concerns to worry about. Atlas automates chemical manufacturers’ planning and repetitive tasks to keep your focus on value-added activities.

Our single integrated planning platform with advanced analytics and machine learning, automates planning and facilitates real-time end-to-end demand and supply balancing and scenario planning. Modern and user friendly, Atlas Planning Platform links and orchestrates your S&OP process with real-time workflow status, monitoring, view of gaps and prescriptive insights at any level of disaggregation – from demand to supply planning, transportation, financial budgeting and sales forecasting.


Atlas helped us drive additional sales and lower our inventory. We now collaborate with Sales and Marketing and Finance to create a strong one-number consensus forecast

Martin Keiffer, Director of Supply Chain

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"The John Galt Demand Planning help us drive additional sales and lower our inventory"

- Martin Kieffer, Director of Supply Chain
Valent BioSciences

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