Production Planning

Ensure your BOM accurately reflects your forecasted production capacity and product demands

Ensure an Optimised and Efficient Production Plan

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

Schedule production and ensure a monitoring system is in place Production Scheduling Review and choose the optimal strategy for efficient production Review process strategy Ensure stock days coverage meets forecast Establish material orders Establish optimal suppliers for each material and part Procurement planning Determine the materials required to meet the production forecast Understand material demand Review and plan for potential capacity restraints Understand capacity restraints Create production plan from sales forecast and management strategy Set production plan Load the Bill of Materials with quantities of raw materials and all parts required for production Establish BOM Automate the import of sales forecasts from CRM & operational databases Import sales forecast

ERP Integration

Connect to your ERP to automatically pull the most recent actuals

Excel Integration

Plan and Report on MODLR models from within Excel Workbooks.


View Audit reporting of who changed what, and when

Variance Analysis

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

Notification Support

Send emails or SMS alerts when submissions are made to the budget

Driver-based Planning

Quantify the financial impact of your changing operational drivers

Flexible Budgeting

MODLR can adapt to different types of budgeting styles and methods, such as zero-based budgeting

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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 margins.

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 production lines.

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See MODLR’s Production Planning Solution in Action

Watch this webinar which showcases MODLR's Production Planning Solution.