What is Manufacturing Network Planner

Optimizes complete Manufacturing Network to find the right number, location, role and capacities of the factories to minimize supply chain costs and maximize Service Levels. Evaluate multiple business scenarios and compare. Assess risks associated with each scenario.

key Features

Production Capabilities

Optimizes the production capabilities of the factories, and suggests Addition of new factories or Elimination of any of the existing factories. Restructures owned Factories to retain or create efficient components (machine, man-power etc.) and eliminate the rest.

Asset Location

Optimal location of all assets (machines on all processes) to ensure best asset utilization and economies of scale.

Optimizes Total Landed Costs

Accounts for long-term demands, product profitability, linear costs like production costs, in-bound and out-bound logistics cost, utility and material costs, fiscal benefits etc. as well as non-linear fixed factory costs and asset depreciation cost, investment cost and man-power costs.

Capacity Balancing

Efficient capacity utilization at every factory through balancing of capacities across processes either by relocating assets or suggesting new assets.

Category Consolidation

Consolidates multiple categories of products for manufacturing thus ensuring best benefits of Economies of Scope and reduction in freights.

New Technologies

Suggests replacement of an asset with another asset (new technologies) to improve efficiencies.

Manufacturing Flexibility

Factories spread well across the operational regions to minimize distribution costs and response time.

Business Risk Modelling

Identify Risk associated with any investments made. Assess sensitivity of the model against any Supply Chain Drivers.

Product Mix

Optimizes the product Mix at each Factory based on the Total Landed Cost.

Volume Discounts

Suggests maximum utilization of volume based discounts offered by transporters and suppliers.

Seasonal Products

Optimal number of assets for getting the best trade-off between fixed costs and inventory costs in case of seasonal products.

ROI Optimization

Suggests ROI on any new investment proposed.


Benefits at a glance

  • Optimization of the total Supply Chain Cost
  • Evaluation of new Business Opportunities
  • Improve Service Levels
  • All round reduction of Costs - Capital, Manufacturing and Material Cost
  • Maximize Supply Chain Flexibility and Agility, Minimize Carbon Footprint
  • Maximize Supply Chain Asset Utilization
  • Detailed assessment of Business Risks

Case Studies

  • One of the largest FMCG companies in India optimized its manufacturing footprint in India for the next 10 years based on the true Supply Chain drivers. Its original Supply Chain was heavily influenced by Fiscal benefits.
  • One of the largest FMCG companies optimized the global production and souring of its biggest category to optimize the total landed cost to the customer.