Best practice for supply chain route planning?
I am building a supply chain planning system, which has different order types. Depending on the specific order type it has to hit only specific workcenters in a specific sequence with specific lead times.
I have created a list with the different order combinations, e.g. "ProductA_Wood_Black"
And also a list with the workcenters available throughout the chain, e.g. "Design" "Manufacturing" "Quality Control"
Furthermore I have created a module with the different order combinations as rows and the workcenters columns, for which the line item is lead time in the amount of weeks as well as a boolean line item, that just says "true" if the given item has a lead time stated for it.
I have a weekly demand overview of the different order types that enter the chain in specific weeks, and from there I then need to calculate a forecast for each workcenter in terms of how much is taken in, is in process and is outputted on a weekly basis for every workcenter from start to finish.
I have not found any apps or posts that hint at a best practice solution for accomplishing this. As we frequently have changes (addition/deletion) to the workcenters and the routing throughout them I would like to make the system as smart/flexible as it can possibly be done. Does anyone have any ideas and/or know of a model/source where I can see how to handle this type of challenge? E.g. can I do this in óne module alone? Or do I need modules for each of the workcenters?
Have you already perused the Supply Chain section of the App Hub? There are a few different example models that might be of use. Some of the models, you can download directly into your workspace -- for example, Demand Planning. For others, you may need to contact the Certified Partner that built it in order to get access -- for example, Transportation Planning.
There is also a white paper available for supply network optimization that may be of interest: https://www.anaplan.com/resources/papers/power-of-anaplan-for-supply-network-optimization/1