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.
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
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Martin Keiffer, Director of Supply Chain