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: