Intentia announces the release of our integrated SCP tool the Movex Supply Chain Planner.

Movex Supply Chain Planner (SCP) enables Food & Beverage companies to maximize profitability through providing powerful cost optimization algorithms and interactive decision support for balancing supply and demand. The systematic handling of constraints and fast “what if” simulations ensure that you can make the best tactical decisions in a competitive and fast moving market place.

SCP can identify the “ideal” resource capacity levels to meet all demand at maximum profitability. From there you can introduce your real world constraints and simulate your ability to meet demand, with the option of focusing on the most profitable demand or on maximizing delivery performance, which is more appropriate where supermarkets are insisting on a continuous supply of all lines in a category. SCP can model raw ingredient supplier, transportation, production, stock, demand and product related constraints. It answers questions, such as the effects on the supply chain of running promotions, introducing new products, or adjusting product and customer/market priorities.

SCP tells you when to commence stock builds to meet seasonal peaks in demand and whether it is cost-effective to buy, for example, packaging in bulk and hold it in stock. It also supports decisions in relation to outsourcing, the cost and service implications of centralizing distribution or installing new processing equipment.

The output from SCP is an optimized master demand and delivery schedule and the time-phased sourcing rules for the extended supply chain. Using SCP increases visibility and synchronizes the material flow through the whole supply chain to optimize service levels, maximize profitability and improve responsiveness. At the same time, it reduces capital tied up in inventories and maximizes the utilization of your critical resources.

SCP employs the latest Microsoft technology and includes interactive geographical maps, a unique performance scoreboard and other advanced graphics, which allow decision-makers to evaluate the alternatives, while scenario menus guide them through the planning and optimization process.