The customer is king! It is probably no different for you! But what to do when an unplanned order request comes in, asking for an ad hoc delivery. On top of that, the customer’s purchase conditions regulate a binding delivery confirmation to be made within 48 hours. No worries, ORSOFT’s capable to promise (CTP) can assist in meeting these requirements.
The CTP (capable to promise)-check is an availability check by date and quantity, taking into account and evaluating existing stocks, semi-finished goods, already planned production, production capacities and external suppliers.
Planning algorithms for CTP (capable to promise)-checks combine descriptive methods (the question of “what happened?”) from the ATP (available to promise)-run (which is about material flow planning) with prescriptive methods (“how can I achieve it?”) comprising future capacities and material availabilities. The planning runs are modelled based on heuristics, mathematical optimisations and/or artificial intelligence.