Production planning is a crucial tool for manufacturing organisations to ensure product demand is met and
production capacity is actively managed. Implementing an effective production plan means organisations are able to
model accurate production forecasts and follow the most efficient processes to produce products - from
the initial product design to procurement to manufacturing. Furthermore, an effective production plan
establishes a synergy between the needs of the customer and the organisation and works to optimise both
customer-dependent processes, such as on-time delivery and customer-independent processes, such as
production cycle time.
Key aspects of seamless production plans include:
Gain a comprehensive overview of key insights around your production plans from BOM to
resource management and scheduling.
Utilise granular driver-based modelling to accurately gauge capacity.
Perform variance analysis at any level and assess profitability.
Create comprehensive production plans by product, plant or production line.
Create endless simulations of changes in production and the resulting impact on delivery.
Gain a detailed analysis of production plans, material costs and resource efficiency.
Unify your production and procurement plans to complement each other.
Pinpoint accuracy of planning levels of detail from the plant level down to SKU.
Organisations still using traditional spreadsheet software for their production planning
processes face numerous software limitations and leaves room for error. Moving to a
cloud-based planning platform ensures that organisations can match production volume to
product demand every time.
Align Product Demands with Production Capacity
Integrate your MRP Planning
Integrate MRP planning with your operational planning to easily track and manage your
production processes like demand forecasts, procurement, BOM costing, stock level analysis
and capacity planning.
Optimise your inventory, supply chain, product & staff
Optimise resource management with detailed drivers to model resource requirements around
inventory, supply chain, product and staff. Utilise variance analysis at any level to gain a
granular understanding of your product, BOM or production line.
Discover the impact of activity-based costs on margins
Gain a granular understanding of activity costs and their impacts on margins, with drill
down of data relating to products, production line, SKU level or work order, and allocate
direct, indirect and activity-based costs from there.
Plan locally, buy globally
Plan for manufacturing sites in international locations and join your purchasing power to
buy materials at competitive prices from global sources.
Collaborate on plans from across the globe
Collaborate in real-time with users from across the globe to ensure that all necessary
logistics for materials and products are always accounted for.
Ensure a Seamless Production Plan with the MODLR Cloud
Connect to your ERP to automatically pull the most recent actuals
Plan and Report on MODLR models from within Excel Workbooks.
View Audit reporting of who changed what, and when
Collect commentary on variances between actuals, budgets and forecasts
Globally Apply Logic
Apply business logic across models globally, not in fits and starts across
specific cells in certain spreadsheets
Send emails or SMS alerts when submissions are made to the budget
Quantify the financial impact of your changing operational drivers
MODLR can adapt to different types of budgeting styles and
methods, such as zero-based budgeting
Gain full control over your production processes
Gain full confidence in your production processes, with
comprehensive knowledge of the impact of changes to
scheduled resources, available capacity and process times.
Unify your plans and sales targets with one unified CPM
solution and use real-time insights to ensure production
schedules always meet product demand and staffing
requirements, minimising bottlenecks and maximising profit
Production Planning Dashboard
Customise your production dashboards in MODLR to quickly
examine the effects and feasibility of your production and
capacity plans, alongside simulating different scenarios
with raw material mixes, master schedules, job orders or
See MODLR’s Production Planning Solution in Action
Watch this webinar which showcases MODLR's Production