Anaplan for Manufacturing


Anaplan provides a single, fully integrated platform for finance planning, S&OP, supply chain planning and production planning.

Demand Planning and Forecasting: Anaplan enables manufacturing companies to optimize their demand planning and forecasting processes. By leveraging historical data, market trends, and demand drivers, Anaplan can help manufacturers accurately forecast customer demand, optimize inventory levels, and align production schedules to meet customer needs. This ensures efficient production planning and reduces the risk of stockouts or excess inventory.

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP): Anaplan facilitates integrated sales and operations planning, enabling manufacturers to align their sales forecasts with production capabilities. It enables cross-functional collaboration among sales, marketing, operations, and finance teams to develop a comprehensive plan that balances demand, supply, and financial goals. This enhances visibility, agility, and decision-making to optimize production, inventory, and revenue.

Supply Chain Optimization: Anaplan provides manufacturers with visibility and control over their supply chain processes. It helps optimize procurement, materials management, production scheduling, and distribution by integrating data from multiple systems and stakeholders. By leveraging advanced analytics and scenario modelling capabilities, manufacturers can identify bottlenecks, mitigate risks, optimize inventory levels, improve supplier collaboration, and streamline logistics operations.

Financial Planning and Budgeting: Anaplan supports manufacturers in financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting. It enables them to develop accurate financial models, track revenue and costs, perform variance analysis, and conduct what-if scenarios. Manufacturers can align their financial plans with operational plans, evaluate capital investments, analyze profitability, and drive cost optimization initiatives.

Product Lifecycle Management: Anaplan assists manufacturing companies in managing the entire lifecycle of their products. It enables them to track product development, monitor engineering changes, manage bill of materials (BOM), and plan for new product introductions (NPI). With Anaplan, manufacturers can ensure effective collaboration among engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain teams, streamline NPI processes, and manage product obsolescence.

Cost Management and Margin Analysis: Anaplan supports manufacturers in cost management and margin analysis. It enables them to analyse costs across the value chain, including direct materials, workforce, overhead, and logistics. Manufacturers can conduct margin analysis at various levels (product, customer, channel, etc.) to understand profitability drivers, optimize pricing strategies, and identify cost-saving opportunities.