Iron's Advanced Planning group is tasked with planning Supply Chain Architecture models tailored to each customer's on-time delivery and working capital goals.
Supply Chain Architecture Models for Planning
Iron understands that the same planning process won't fit all customers. The Advanced Planning Team listens to customer goals, maps existing processes and uses planning and analytical tools to design a supply chain capable of meeting customer-specific requirements for reliability, responsiveness, agility and cost. Customized solutions are based on three primary Supply Chain Architecture models that Advanced Planning supports:
- Demand-Driven Supply Chain
On-Time Delivery Achievement
Iron is dedicated to modeling supply chains and planning processes based on each customer's on-time delivery goals to their customer. By applying advanced statistical demand planning models to historical requirements, the Advanced Planning team focuses on engaging in a collaborative Sales and Operational Planning process that uses tools to ensure each customer's metric achievement.
Strategic Inventory Placement and Pull System Implementation
The Advanced Planning team within Iron works with customers on developing strategic inventory plans that place the right inventory, at the right place in the supply chain, at the right moment in time. This is done with an eye to supporting on-time delivery while maximizing working capital and inventory investments. Tailored solutions are developed with suppliers to reduce effective lead times within the supply base, improve flexibility and responsiveness, and focus on total cost of inventory ownership.