Simulate is installed along with Oper8 & allows users to model and plan across the supply chain.
The module can cope with historical, what if, simulations and forward simulations to show the potential impact of the current forecast given existing parameters. Capacity planning reports are linked to the forward simulation functionality to allow resources and physical supply chain elements to be planned effectively. Results are generated in terms of likely stock profiles, number of transactions (make events, sales, orders and receipts), space requirements and resource required in man hours to support the model.
In both historical and forward simulations, key supply chain parameters can be altered (e.g. forecast, lead time, service target etc) to allow the impact of altering the operating rules in the supply chain. This allows quick impact analysis and business case development as well as supporting an analysis of Total Cost of Ownership for bought products.
Simulations can be run at item and group level giving users flexibility.