Plantensive's Demand Flex Solution - Change hierarchies on the fly. Configurable attribute planning. Linked to Blue Yonder workflows and batch.
New product introduction can be one of the most challenging processes to define while crafting Demand and Supply planning solutions. In Blue Yonder-speak, this means configuring DFU Hierarchies, Calendars, Distribution & Manufacturing Networks, and Planning rules. In many cases, this activity is facilitated with custom code, Blue Yonder Batch jobs, or involves substantial involvement from experienced planners and subject matter experts within the organization. The logic embedded in these NPI solutions typically needs to be enhanced or altered as the existing business evolves. This challenge is magnified as the solution expands to include other business units and regions, each with its own level of expertise and internal support capabilities.
Rolling out a planning solution into a new region or business unit can be equated a 6 to 9 month implementation as the team works through local challenges and builds expertise within the regional team. Plantensive has addressed this challenge with the introduction of our Demand and Supply Flex Solutions. Updated for Blue Yonder's specific modules enabled through this facility are: Demand, Demand Classification, Collaborate, 360, Market Manager, Fulfillment, Deployment, CPP and selected elements of Enterprise Supply Planning.
As Plantensive develops tools to enhance the Blue Yonder platform, we are constantly working towards using data attributes to drive solution enablement and reducing the need for human interaction. Machine Learning is a focus of Plantensive and the Demand Flex product is function of that thinking.