Internal Supply Chain Optimization

Today, management of the internal supply chain requires more than simply planning individual processes. Optimal planning must be integrated.


Purchasing, manufacturing, distribution and sales - every sub-process of the internal supply chain has its own goals. The purchasing department, for example, wants to keep inventory low, while the production team strives to use its resources efficiently. At the same time, distribution attempts to optimally spread products across the network and the sales team is focused on a high level of service for its customers.

If the overall view of the internal supply chain process is missing, conflicts are inevitable and an optimal performance cannot be achieved. A smooth and integrated supply chain planning process can only be achieved when all factors are integrated into a single, comprehensive plan stretching across all divisions.


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Solution ADD*ONE Features

The optimization software ADD*ONE integrates purchasing, manufacturing distribution and sales processes and allows for an optimized planning process. Through the integration of all factors, companies will obtain exact demand forecasts, optimized stock levels and a high service level for end-users. Here are some of the features ADD*ONE offers:

  • Budget planning

    Budget planning with ADD*ONE allows for the definition, analysis and administration of different budget versions as an integrated component of the demand planning process.

  • Demand planning

    Building on a mathematically calculated sales forecast, ADD*ONE offers an extensive range of features for manual demand planning, alerting and controlling. Plans from the different divisions are synchronized into one valid, up-to-date plan.

  • Distribution and network planning

    Visualizing the whole stock in one network creates transparency throughout the entire production and procurement process and allows an optimal distribution of stock within the network.

  • Production planning

    The simultaneous production planning approach creates a feasible, capacitated and cost-minimized production plan.

  • Procurement planning

    Inventory optimization with ADD*ONE reduces running costs in procurement and logistics, in particular in delivery, storage and incoming goods processes. Furthermore, the effort regarding material planning is reduced significantly due to a reliable, high quality automation of many planning decisions.


By using ADD*ONE, companies decide to optimize their internal supply chains sustainably. The advantages at a glance:

  • Improved service level

    Achieve a service level of near 100% to the end customer.

  • Cost minimization

    Obtain an optimal result with minimal resource input through integrated optimization.

  • Integration of process steps

    Get a coordinated plan that includes all the processes and relevant factors involved.

  • Transparency at every planning stage

    Create a high level of transparency – across the entire internal supply chain.

  • Reduced planning effort

    Lower the efforts in supply chain management, especially regarding planning activities that become necessary due to insufficient coordination.

  • Agility

    Take action quickly with the system to achieve a high planning quality.

Simultaneous planning

Simultaneous master production scheduling

An example for the overall optimization of processes within the internal supply chain is the simultaneous master production scheduling with ADD*ONE. It considers capacities of production facilities as well as available materials from the very beginning of the planning process. The result: a feasible, capacitated and minimized-cost production plan during all planning stages.

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Multi-echelon optimization

Network inventory optimization

When optimizing stocks in a distribution network, every warehouse is normally planned and optimized in isolation - without taking individual steps among themselves into consideration. The outcome is an unreasonably high total stock within the network. The pioneering approach of multi-echelon optimization considers the entire network in one step and achieves an integrated optimization across the whole supply chain.


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