Tools and serious games

In our pilot phases, we use tools specifically designed to model
and analyse the Supply Chain and the operations performance.
This facilitates a more objective approach to issues, and promotes consensus among teams.

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Steering tools

  • B2WISE is a collaborative tool simplifying planning and Supply Chain execution monitoring by enabling the implementation of DDMRP.

    DDMRP or Demand Driven Material Requirement Planning is a planning and execution method for end-to-end Supply Chain management. It focuses on the flow to protect it from variability while synchronizing it with market demand. DDMRP is based on a demand-driven flow; if the market is not ready to buy what you have in your stream, you will only waste resources and produce inventory.

    DDMRP is based on the concepts of MRP, DRP, Lean, 6 Sigma, theory of constraints, and adds specific innovations. This methodology resolves conflicts between different approaches with fast results.

    Our use
    • Simulate inventory levels and production capacity requirements
    • Manage the supply of finished goods, semi-finished goods, raw materials and packaging
  • AB Value is a software suite dedicated to steering the operational performance of a company. It facilitates communication between executives and operational staff by collecting elements such as hourly costs, tariffs, operating times, activity flows etc… that allow the production of indicators in terms of volume planning, monitoring, operational analysis … thus facilitating decision-making.

Modelling tools

  • Supply Chain Guru is a software that models, optimizes, plans and simulates their supply chain network, leading to significant improvements in cost, service, sustainability and risk reduction. In particular, it is possible to detect inefficiencies more effectively by visualising the Supply Chain model using maps, graphs, diagrams, etc…

    Our use
    • Mapping existing flows over a wide perimeter up to a detailed mesh that can be very fine (reference, customers). This cartography makes it possible, in particular, to understand the inconsistencies of the flow
    • Model different scenarios of industrial and distribution flows in terms of costs, stock and service rates to meet the customer promise from suppliers to customers (transport modeling, stock modeling, warehouse, modeling for example)
    • Simulate different What if variants type : backup plan, stronger growth on a region, …
  • B2WISE is a collaborative tool simplifying planning and Supply Chain execution monitoring by enabling the implementation of DDMRP.

    DDMRP or Demand Driven Material Requirement Planning is a planning and execution method for end-to-end Supply Chain management. It focuses on the flow to protect it from variability while synchronizing it with market demand. DDMRP is based on a demand-driven flow; if the market is not ready to buy what you have in your stream, you will only waste resources and produce inventory.

    DDMRP is based on the concepts of MRP, DRP, Lean, 6 Sigma, theory of constraints, and adds specific innovations. This methodology resolves conflicts between different approaches with fast results.

    Our use
    • Simulate inventory levels and production capacity requirements
    • Manage the supply of finished goods, semi-finished goods, raw materials and packaging

Processes visualisation tools

  • Visio is an intuitive graphical modeling software for creating process mappings and heuristic maps.  It makes it possible to create different diagrams to present in a graphic and synthetic way the processes, the flows of value, the schedules… It also makes possible the typical representation brain storming and mind mapping to clarify ideas and concepts.

    Our use
    • Process mapping
    • Create flow charts, Value Stream Mapping, planning charts (GANTT charts, PERT networks)
    • Quickly illustrate dysfunctions
    • Modeling plant plans, mind mapping, brainstorming
    • Modeling in accordance with industry standards of notation (BPMN, UML, Six Sigma, TQM, etc.)

Serious games

  • The Fresh connection is a realistic simulation game of a Supply Chain management situation. The concept is simple : A business is in trouble and you need to straighten it with your teammates.

    In addition to developing the team spirit, it allows a better understanding of the financial issues of a Supply Chain management and a strengthening of technical knowledge in Purchasing, Production or Sales allowing a better collective decision-making.

    Our use

     «The Fresh Connection» can be part of a training program:

    • On the overall performance of the company
    • On management / coordinated decision-making
    • On more specific topics: Supply Chain, Purchasing, Inventory Management, Production Management…

    But can also be used in «team building»

    • Boost project groups in the start-up phase
    • Bring together already formed teams
    • Promote transversal collaboration between different departments (Critical in Supply Chain)
  • DDBrix is a serious game using the LEGO brick assembly to understand the value of Demand Driven MRP in a simple and fun away.

    Our use
    • Better understand the use and application of DDMRP
    • Experiment demand-driven planning and visible and collaborative execution
    • Stabilize production and reduce team stress
    • Plan and prioritise production orders
    • Learn from the fundamentals of Supply Chain management
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