ICON-SCM says that the latest version of its ICON-SCP software for supply chain and sales and operations (S&OP) planning and collaboration offers additional flexibility in the planning process, expanded constraint planning, and easier-to-use reporting tools. As mentioned in this PR-USA news release, the latest enhancements in ICON-SCP give companies the visibility and planning capabilities they need to manage risk and the extreme variables in today's global supply chain.
"While the global supply chain can be unpredictable, there is a significant difference between unforeseen and unplanned. The extended enterprise supply chain is inherently complex and volatile. The ability to align supplier commitments with S&OP processes regardless of supply chain complexities is critical for companies seeking to reduce supply chain risk, operate more efficiently, capture additional demand, and gain competitive advantage. ICON-SCP's flexible planning tools can take unforeseen issues, analyze the data, re-configure and produce a new plan within minutes, allowing companies to quickly respond, adjust, and keep moving.
"ICON-SCP also includes new demand planning and collaboration tools. New inventory optimization lets companies calculate optimal inventory buffers based on target service levels, replenishment lead-time and historical shifts in demand. The product also includes new demand collaboration features that gather data and information from multiple sources within the extended enterprise. ICON-SCP aligns different demand streams to create a consensus demand plan."