Sales & Operations Planning Optimization

Generate harvest crew and delivery schedules that are responsive to real-world changes with a purpose-built forestry S&OP Optimization application that enables in-depth impact and risk analysis.

OPTIMIZED OPERATIONAL SCHEDULING

Create, analyze, and evaluate harvest schedules and decisions

Within forestry, understanding which systems to apply to harvest blocks while considering timing, mill demands, haul costs, crews and equipment needs is critical to reducing costs. Maximizing revenue from harvest operations is a complicated balancing act that requires organizations to understand and adapt to multiple, changing variables while ensuring all demands and goals are efficiently met. With Remsoft’s S&OP Optimization application, powered by Woodstock,  you can model the forest supply chain and balance all these factors to produce optimal, defensible harvest and delivery schedules.

Key benefits of S&OP Optimization

More efficient execution from harvest to delivery

An integrated and optimized scheduling process can help you assign the right crews and systems to the right harvest blocks at the right time to fulfill sales contracts, reduce costs and maximize revenue.

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Generate Crew Schedules

Efficiently develop schedules that determine which units get assigned to each crew and at which time. View and modify harvest schedules, dynamically responding to factors such as unexpected shutdowns, changes to crew productivity rates and product demand.

Improve Decision Making

Understand the impact of decisions on capacity, profitability, and risk. Create and compare scenarios and report on Key Performance Indicators. Reduce time spent planning and budgeting from several days to hours.

Reduce Costs

Consider and reduce the cost it takes to move harvest and silvicultural crews from one block to another. Minimize haul cost and harvest cost while better meeting sales contracts.

Increase Transparency

View schedules in an intuitive and user-friendly interface. Display production metrics for multiple attributes in several levels of detail over the planning horizon. Create, modify, and analyze operational schedules that are responsive to real-world changes.

Enhance Visualization

View and edit schedules simultaneously with associated spatial data so you can see how your schedule plays out on the ground. See delivery volumes associated with multi-period harvests. Visualize scheduled activities related to prescriptions and regimes and view activities that are scheduled after the harvest action.

Maximize ROI

Align raw material available with mill demand and sales contracts to ensure inventory to meet future contracts. Prioritize for maximum return on investment while accounting for crew movement costs. Increase profitability by reducing delivery costs.

Data-driven decision making

Deliver the right log to the right mill at the right time

The ability to model the supply chain to optimize, analyze and evaluate harvest schedules and decisions is vital within forestry. Optimizing the timing of activity and resource allocation with prescriptive analytics capabilities, powered by Woodstock, can help to understand the impact of decisions on capacity, profitability, and risk, enabling adjustments that maximize revenue from harvest operation.

How it works

S&OP Optimization Capabilities 

Generate harvest crew and delivery schedules with an optimization application that’s purpose-built for forestry.

Inputs
Access engaging tables and summaries of input values. Filter through inventory, mill demands or crews attributes.
Schedule
Visualize, edit, and lock your crew schedule in a Gantt View. Generate business process-based reports for further analysis.
Maps
View map features or zoom into harvest areas of interest. Select and view attribute data, create crew sequences.
Reports
View predefined reports of the schedule’s impact on KPIs in tabular format. Filter, export and customize your view of reports.
Graphs
Illustrate any defined KPI across the planning horizon using several graph types, and drilldown to specific values of interest.
Compare
Create and compare the results of multiple scenarios. Analyze the scenarios graphically through KPIs.
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