Consumer Packaged Goods and Batch Production

In this highly competitive market, companies must increase their ability to rapidly respond to market changes… and to shape demand. They also have to improve profit margins and service level despite the increasing complexity in today’s business.

The problems we solve

DecisionBrain has strong expertise in CPG and batch Production and offers innovative optimization and decision support systems tailored to the specific problems encountered in this industry.

These solutions are usually part of strategic initiatives led by senior management in Operations and address various issues:

It is well known that effectively balancing supply and demand can make the difference between high profitability or missed revenue. At DecisionBrain, we make sure to generate realistic plans that are based on cost and revenue analysis that will optimize profit margins.

Promotions and Pricing are powerful levers to shape demand. But these levers must be used to optimize profits and to gain market share without creating negative impact on operations. Too often promotional activities increase demand variability without a clear long-term impact on profits.

Limited warehouse space and product freshness may force companies to tightly synchronize production with truck loading. Shipments via full containers may also force companies to synchronize production with the departure schedules of vessels.

When the warehouse space is the real bottleneck of the Supply Chain system, optimizing the space and the operations in the warehouse becomes critical. DecisionBrain has experience in optimizing the volumes and placements of inventory in the warehouse to optimize the truck loading operations.

The benefits

After the implementation of our optimization and decision support systems, our customers are able to improve various KPIs:

  • Service levels and On-Time-Delivery
  • Inventory cost
  • Changeover Cost
  • Labor Cost
  • Expediting Costs
  • WIP (Work In Progress)
  • Throughput
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Resource Utilization

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