Streamline Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP)
Manufacturers face increasing challenges to maximize both profitability and customer service. Product mixes are more diverse, industrial supply chains more complex, and customer requirements more demanding. Attempting to manage this new industrial supply chain requires more than a hodgepodge of partially connected databases and BI tools.
Automate and optimize industrial supply chain
Vanguard IBP for Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) is a unified cloud planning system that automates forecasting processes while applying best-in-class analytics to optimize capacity planning, production throughput, and service and inventory levels. Vanguard easily explodes Bill of Materials (BOM) from finished goods forecasts, and provides complex portfolio analyses and what-if testing using Monte Carlo simulation. In fact, Vanguard is one of the only forecasting & planning platforms built with state of the art modeling and simulation to holistically analyze varying courses of action (and outcome probabilities) under unlimited scenarios.
To improve margins, Vanguard reduces costs by automating routine and complex decision-making processes, and by connecting manufacturers in real-time with suppliers and buyers for improved supply chain efficiency and customer service. All of this maximizes the effectiveness of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), including Integrated Business Planning (IBP) with full financial integration.
Advanced analytic forecasting and planning
Vanguard IBP for Manufacturing Resource Planning supports all types of data synchronization, including near real-time point-of-sale (POS) transactions. This enables Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) collaborations that cut costs out of the supply chain to benefit both you and your vendors. The system’s advanced-analytic modeling and simulation capabilities support omni-channel sales and delivery while ensuring optimal inventory and labor — down to the store level. All of this is key to balancing product breadth and depth for best-net-profit assortment allocations that span thousands of SKUs and potentially hundreds of locations.
Leverage Vanguard Software for part, or all, of your S&OP or IBP process: from sales forecasting to supply planning to financial forecasting and budgeting. Vanguard can integrate all of these distinct applications on a single platform designed to unify management estimates, exceptions, and data. The UI integrates seamlessly with your business processes, enabling diverse teams and users to communicate and collaborate. Plus, all changes and updates are dynamic, system-wide. Change your demand plan, and see that change reflect instantly in your inventory order schedule – on the same screen.
“Vanguard satisfied all of the business requirements we were looking for in an end-to-end S&OP solution and at a very competitive price. It is a solid solution, giving you get a lot of bang for your buck.” -Dusty Hanson, Operations Planning Analyst at Memjet