Material Planning

DDMRP Stock Distribution

Demand-Driven MRP in an Excel Planning System. See a demo system and get a free, fully-functional copy of the DDMRP planning system in Excel.

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Module Cubes

How Excel-based modules can combine for a flexible planning system.

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Webinar Spheres

We are launching webinars to help you with planning and scheduling in Excel.

Here is how you can watch us build, set up and use these free downloadable tools.

Pre-register for our first webinar coming up soon!

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Hard Inventory Allocation

Setting service levels usually starts with inventory.

Here’s a way to improve supply for important customers, that doesn’t involve inventory sizing.

And it doesn’t involve production either…

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Demand Planning Sales Forecasting

Here are five things you need to know about forecasting.

This is a statistics-free zone. Five forecasting principles for demand planning.

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Shipping supply chain material planning shipping

The biggest headache in material planning is long lead-time materials.

Here is a simple tool that gives visibility between a buyer and a factory separated by a lot of water.

Also see an easy trick to connect multiple Excel users on different continents with free data integration over the cloud.

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Predictive operations planning

Predictive planning provides a way to manage uncertainty. Planning can resolve the dilemma between schedule-push and demand-pull.

How an Excel-based predictive planning tool can work alongside the business transaction system.

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Demand Analytics Techniques Excel

The dilemma of demand planning: to use a forecast or history.

We cannot expect history to repeat itself, yet every day we are reminded of inaccuracy and bias in the forecast.

How to combine the forecast and history to get a true measure of demand.

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bottleneck constraint mrp

If you do not know your supply constraints, then it is likely your constraint is the MRP system.

How to use constraints-based planning and overcome the limitations of MRP logic.

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I have demand, on-hand inventory and open purchase orders.  What orders can I cover with materials and which orders are going to be short? This is a simple question in material planning.  We frequently get asked by clients to build spreadsheet tools that can provide an answer.  You can download

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