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Case Studies

Camunacavi

Industrial Cables Manufacturer

How Camunacavi was able to cut on late orders, anticipate disturbances, manage rush orders, and considerably improve service levels.

SAIC

Technology Integrator for the US government

How SAIC was able to generate complex plans with a whole set of aggregated parameters across multiple locations.

Elcam Medical

Medical Devices

How frePPLe permitted to ease processes and circulation of data within the company.

Hexcel

Advanced Composite Materials

How Hexcel’s team of planners saved hundreds of hours thanks to frePPLe advanced production planning features.

Novia

University of Applied Sciences

How frePPLe became a learning tool for students.

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Knowledge Base

How mature is your supply chain planning process?

Are you always planning in firefighting mode? How long does it take for you to update the production or inventory plan? Are you able to truly focus on your plaanning KPIs?

Here are some tips that will help you determine where you stand and how to bring your planning process to the next level.

Take the assessment game!

How broken is your planning process? Take the game to assess your current situtation.

Check the box(es) if this is something you would say — or said in the past few hours.

Timeline of a project

When you implement a tool like frePPLe in your company, there are various aspects you need to take into account: budget, timeline, requirements, features, integration with your current system, and learning curve. Here is the detailed timeline of a typical project with frePPLe.

4 indications it’s time to replace your Excel planning spreadsheets

A lot of planning processes start out with a spreadsheet: it provides an easy, intuitive and flexible way to structure your data. Times goes on, your planning process grows, and soon enough you end up with an Excel that hurts to look at. 

Demand classification: why forecastability matters

Have you noticed that, for some products, you just never seem to reach your forecast accuracy objectives? Have you had to relentlessly explain to your management that you can’t do better?

Let us make your day: it’s not your fault. It really isn’t. Here, the metric is to blame.

Decoupling points in a supply chain

Any supply chain or manufacturing process needs decoupling points where inventory is kept. At the decoupling points, you need to make important decisions on how much inventory to carry.

Planning vs scheduling processes

The terms planning and scheduling are often used interchangeably, but they actually refer to very distinct business processes. The planning process creates a midterm tactical plan, with the purpose of organizing material and capacity timely for the upcoming demand. The scheduling process creates a detailed short term execution plan for individual machines, operators, and materials, taking all constraints into account.

Comparing MRP, Excel spreadsheets & APS

Many ERP systems claim to have integrated planning capabilities. More often than not, they provide only the most basic functionalities, which don't meet the needs of your planners. Result: Your production planners run their process in Excel spreadsheets. Sounds familiar?

SOLVER ALGORITHMS

FrePPLe provides 2 solvers, each designed for specific supply chain structures: a manufacturing-oriented solver and a distribution-oriented solver.

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