demand planning (AFP) for Manufacturing

Demand Planning (formerly known as AFP) for Manufacturing is designed to bring needed relief to manufacturers.  While it can’t change a customer’s demand for immediate availability, it will work to sort and streamline the acquisition of manufacturing materials and distribution of finished goods.  The end result is no over purchasing, no over production, and more peace of mind.

Key Benefits and Features:

  • Demand Planning for Manufacturing handles both forecasting and replenishment.

  • Drill-down options allow the user to see why recommendations are being made.

  • Historical data is used to greatly improve forecasting accuracy over traditional systems.

  • Vendor collaboration allows the user to provide suppliers with an anticipated demand of goods.

  • Demand Planning production compares the finished goods forecast to time phased expected inventory to determine the quantity and timeframe in which products should be produced.
  • A set of user-defined increments is used to create simulated production orders, to drive demand for component or intermediate production items.
  • Demand Planning for Manufacturing can change the production plan on a daily basis; however, the user can lock in the plan in the near term to create a stable environment for capacity planning.
  • Built inside Microsoft Dynamics NAV for unprecendented visibility.

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