ATLAS PLANNING SUITE

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Inventory Management

Meet demand while lowering inventory investments

Inventory Management helps balance supply with demand in consumer-driven supply chains, allowing you to decrease inventory cost while increasing service levels. How you manage your inventory is integral to a successful end-to-end supply chain planning software implementation. That’s why savvy supply chain professionals partner with John Galt for software to effectively plan their inventory while meeting customer demand, and ultimately optimizing their inventory investment.

We enable multi-enterprise solutions that let your team plan and model across your entire supply chain network. In addition, Atlas helps you consider profitability when determining optimal service level versus working capital. See more key inventory management capabilities listed below.

Inventory Management

Inventory Planning

At the core of our Atlas Inventory Management (IM) module is a comprehensive set of planning capabilities. IM gives you powerful, configurable tools to intentionally plan inventory levels for increased profit and a more streamlined business. Capabilities include:

  • Aggregate inventory and projected inventory levels via inventory planning hierarchies
  • Plan inventory replenishment on a monthly, weekly, or daily basis using synchronized time buckets
  • Automatically calculate economic order quantities, lead times, and inventory levels using the intelligent planning advisor and user-defined business rules
  • Consider profitability when determining optimal service level versus working capital
  • Automatically determine supply side lead time variability
  • Optimize inventory levels by product or product group
  • Plan and model across your entire supply chain network

Replenishment Planning

Atlas makes it easy to put your inventory plan into action with replenishment planning capabilities. Know when and how to replenish inventory based on a variety of factors, then make it happen by generating the purchase, manufacturing, and transfer orders. Inventory Management even supports multi-echelon distribution and replenishment across specific customers & locations. Capabilities include:

  • Automatically calculate time phased inventory projections as well as the recommended purchase, manufacturing, and transfer orders between Distribution Centers
  • Provide automatic or user approved purchase or manufacturing order release based on revenue, cost, and margin
  • Base calculations on lead time, customer service level, and inventory optimization parameters including multiple order quantity policies
  • Manage multi-echelon distribution and inventory replenishment plans by creating dynamic networks
  • Combine both independent and dependent demand streams to reduce risk allowing for reduced variability
  • Deployment strategies for allocating inventory across multiple locations and customers
  • Account for product shelf-life when considering inventory and projected inventory

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

Atlas Inventory Management gives you true multi-enterprise capabilities, allowing you to plan per vendor. Advanced VMI capabilities include integrating point of sale (POS) and shipment data to determine forecasts and required inventory at customer locations. With Atlas you can:

  • Automatically define inventory levels required at each customer location
  • Determine forecasts for your customer locations using customers POS and shipment data
  • Calculate customer order release schedule
  • Build truck and container loads for product movement from your distribution centers to your customers
  • Manage multi-level distribution and inventory replenishment plans by creating dynamic hierarchies

Safety Stock Analysis & Simulation

In order to hit customer service targets you need the right amount of stock on hand to accommodate variations in demand. Atlas gives you all the tools you need to quickly optimize safety stock, reorder points, lead times, and service levels under a variety of challenging scenarios. Atlas allows you to:

  • Consider both demand and supply side variability when optimizing safety stock
  • Take advantage of multiple types of safety stock calculations to handle both slow moving and fast moving seasonal and intermittent models
  • Optimize safety stocks, service levels, reorder points, periods of coverage, and lead times to ensure peak inventory management performance
  • Compare "What If" scenarios to analyze the trade-off between service level and inventory investment
  • Use time phased safety stock to account for demand and supplier variability over the planning horizon

Reporting and Analytics

Atlas is designed to help you find actionable insights and measure your success. Take advantage of Inventory Management’s powerful analytics and reporting tools to investigate your performance and communicate key information to management.

  • See a complete inventory management picture using flexible reports
  • Slice and dice data to find actionable insights with advanced analytics
  • Track KPIs and measure performance with a variety metrics

Inventory Management is part of John Galt’s modular Atlas Planning Suite, a complete end-to-end supply chain planning solution. Watch the video presentation above to see the benefits of Inventory Management and how it complements the other Atlas modules. Or use the links below to explore additional capabilities across the Atlas Suite.

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