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January 16, 2012
Solutia rolls out operational planning with OMP Plus to other continents
As an extension of an earlier worldwide S&OP implementation, Solutia teamed up again with OM Partners to implement and roll-out a multi site operational planning for its Advanced Interlayers business. This business presents a challenging environment regarding supply chain complexity (8 plants worldwide and 25 distribution centers, 7000 SKUs with extensive substitution possibilities and customer qualifications, etc.).
In order to provide fast and reliable responses to customers, OM Partners provided an integrated OMP Plus application allowing for a complex order allocation dynamically linked to the campaign and replenishment plan.
This innovative project led to a revolutionary integration of Master Planning, Campaign Planning, Material Allocation, Detailed Scheduling and Cut Sheet Planning within one OMP Plus application. Also, connections were made to SAP as the standard ERP solution using the certified OMP Integrator for SAP.
The application first went live in Europe, allowing planners to have full transparency on the worldwide supply chain and to efficiently manage 3000 orders in parallel.
Then, roll-outs were done to North America and Asia by Solutia’s core competence team (2FTEs). This was realized with limited support of OM Partners thanks to the application's flexible design.
Roger Bloemen, worldwide Supply Chain Director states: “The main benefit of the solution consists of increased efficiency of the global planning process, better overview of global inventories/demand, resulting in faster and better decision making and improved Available to Promise functionality”.
Wouter Blondeel, Senior Business Development Manager at OM Partners comments: “By integrating S&OP with the operational planning Solutia has realized a truly coherent worldwide Supply Chain Planning cycle. The swift international roll-out proves the capabilities of the Solutia’s core team and the flexibility of OMP Plus”.
Solutia is a market-leading performance materials and specialty chemicals company. The company focuses on providing solutions for a better life through a range of products, including: Saflex® polyvinyl butyral interlayers for glass lamination and for photovoltaic module encapsulation and VISTASOLAR® ethylene vinyl acetate films for photovoltaic module encapsulation; LLumar®, Vista™, EnerLogic®, FormulaOne®, Gila®, V-KOOL®, Huper Optik®, IQue™, Sun-X™ and Nanolux™ aftermarket performance films for automotive and architectural applications; XIR® and Heat Mirror® performance films that are incorporated into aftermarket window films, laminated glass products and suspended insulated glass units for use in automotive and architectural applications. Flexvue™ advanced film component solutions for solar and electronic technologies; and technical specialties products including Crystex® insoluble sulfur, Santoflex® PPD antidegradants, Therminol® heat transfer fluids and Skydrol® aviation hydraulic fluids. Solutia's businesses are world leaders in each of their market segments. With its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, the company operates globally with approximately 3,400 employees in more than 50 worldwide locations. More information is available at www.Solutia.com.
About OM Partners
OM Partners is a software and consulting company that offers Supply Chain Planning Solutions to chemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, consumer goods, metals, plastics, flooring, glass, paper & packaging and other industries worldwide.
It has developed into one of the most important players in the Supply Chain Planning market since its foundation in 1985.
OMP Plus is a comprehensive solution for all planning related issues, from the strategic down to the operational level. OMP Plus makes integrated demand planning, supply planning and scheduling a reality.
OM Partners has their headquarters in Belgium and offices in the USA, China, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
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