• Operations Planning and Scheduling

    Operations Planning and Scheduling

    Enterprise Supply Chain with SimSci Spiral Suite

    SimSci Spiral Suite is unified, enterprise supply chain management software for the process industries. Developed from the ground up as a single unified solution reaching across the entire supply chain, it is specifically designed to eliminate the costly inefficiencies arising from legacy point solutions. Spiral Suite maximizes the value of collaboration across the enterprise.

    • Planning

      Spiral Suite fully supports both long and short term planning activities, and the revolutionary unified supply chain environment allows users to consider the implications their decisions will have on the business as a whole. The unified environment of Spiral Suite means that, for the first time, full plant models can be managed simultaneously within a supply and distribution network, enabling business intelligence to be used consistently along the supply chain. Fast optimization, combined with user-configurable visualizations and reporting, allows the impact of uncertainties and data changes to be evaluated and understood in real-time. Reconciliation and back casting allows businesses to understand how and why deviations to plans have occurred, enabling increased planning efficiency and making it easier to generate feasible and robust schedules that shrink the gap between planned and actual operations.

    • Scheduling

      Spiral Suite is designed to support end-to-end scheduling workflows across process industry supply chains. From feedstock receipts, processing simulation and mode management, through to product blending and shipment, Spiral Suite offers carefully designed and customizable workflows to meet the scheduler’s needs. All activities are embedded within the common case management and multi-user framework of Spiral Suite, enabling flexible collaboration and ensuring an ideal enterprise solution. Spiral Suite’s efficient scheduling engine enables real-time interaction with the schedule as well as automation and optimization of key scheduling workflows. As changes are made, clear notifications alert the user, ensuring rapid identification and resolution of issues. Direct integration of operational data and a sophisticated reconciliation environment enable rapid updating of schedules with actual data.

    • Unified Supply Chain

      Historically, organizations have used a combination of point solutions within various departments, such as planning, scheduling and operations. Experts typically produce complex custom reports for the next step in the supply chain. Not only does this time-consuming process rely on a handful of tool experts, but it can also lead to miscommunication of key data and impede collaboration. Businesses can now take advantage of Spiral Suite’s unique architecture, which has been developed from the ground up as a single unified solution reaching across the supply chain. Specifically designed to eliminate the costly inefficiencies arising from legacy point solutions, Spiral Suite maximizes the value of collaboration across the enterprise.

    • Analytics

      SimSci Spiral Suite’s in-tool Analytics enables more confident supply chain decisions than ever before. Leveraging the elasticity of the Cloud, Spiral Suite’s advanced optimization engine allows exploration of huge numbers of supply chain scenarios in seconds. Sophisticated visualizations and data analysis tools enable deep understanding of the optimization solution space. Innovative metrics enable users to manage uncertainty and give immediate insight into economic decisions across a range of scenarios.