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Supply Chain Business
Solutions

Welcome to Home of Demand Forecasting, MRP, Inventory Management and Production Scheduling Software Solutions.

Supply Chain Business
Solutions

Welcome to Home of Demand Forecasting, MRP, Inventory Management and Production Scheduling Software Solutions.

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- About Us

Originally founded in 1988 as Manufacturing Magic, Supply Chain Business Solutions is an Australasian Distributor for Preactor (Production Planning and Scheduling Software), Forecast Pro (Demand Forecasting, Sales Forecasting and Sales and Operations Planning software) and Supply Chain Planning (SCP 4.0) Inventory Management Software. We have provided Consulting and Education Services to many leading Australian companies.

31+

Years of Experience

500 +

Happy Clients

250+

Great Projects

Our Solutions

Supply Chain Management

Typical Problems and Solutions

Demand Forecasting | Sales Forecasting

According to APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) Dictionary, Forecast is an estimate of future demand. A forecast can be constructed using quantitative methods, qualitative methods, or a combination of methods, and a forecast can be based on extrinsic (external) or intrinsic (internal) factors.
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Inventory Management

Inventory is generally defined as “stock at a particular location. Traditionally inventory for a manufacturing business is classified as raw materials, work-in-progress, finished goods and MRO (Maintenance, Repairs and Operating supplies). For retail and distribution businesses, majority of the inventory can be labeled as finished goods.
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Manufacturing Resources Planning

Let us look at some MRP and MRP II related definitions from APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) Dictionary, Material Requirements Planning (MRP) is a set of techniques that uses the bill of material data, inventory data, and the master production schedule to calculate requirements for materials.
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Production Planning and Scheduling

Production Planning A process to develop tactical plans based on setting the overall level of manufacturing output (production plan) and other activities to best satisfy the current planned levels of sales (sales plan or forecasts), while meeting general business objectives of profitability, productivity, competitive customer lead times, and so on, as expressed in the overall business plan.
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Sales and Operations Planning

APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) defines Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) as the “function of setting the overall level of manufacturing output (production plan) and other activities to best satisfy the current planned levels of sales (sales plan and/or forecasts), while meeting general business objectives of profitability, productivity, competitive customer lead times, etc.
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Supply Chain Management Solution Finder

A significant cost to manufacturing, distribution and retail organizations is the inventory carried to support internal processes and sales to external customers. As a matter of fact, inventory is a financial expense that ties up cash and can represent 40-50% of your company capital investments.
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Our Services

Implementation Services

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    Customised Product Training

    We train our users in the use of our solutions using their real-life data and that makes the training much more effective than standard “plain vanilla” training.

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    Consulting and Implementation Support

    To ensure you get the best results from implementing our solutions, we offer a full range of consulting and implementation assistance to enable you to implement world-class business processes targeted by our solutions.

Training and Education

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    Web-Based Training

    If you need to train up to three people on any of our solutions, our Web-based training classes provide customised training with minimal disruption to your business.

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    Onsite Training

    If your team wants to learn more about our solution you will use, holding a customized class at your own facilities is an effective way to train the group.

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SCBS Clients Success Stories

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“Michael Pan”

Demand Planning Manager, Wakefield Canada Inc.

“Forecast Pro TRAC has freed me from number crunching and given me more time to analyze my business.”

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“John Kebisek n”

Associate Director of Sales and Operations Planning, Cooper Industries

“Forecast Pro is very easy to use. Setting up the data is a breeze and I lean heavily on the product expert selection mode."

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“Eric Kapinos”

Director of Forecasting and Planning, Oberto Sausage Company

“Our forecasts are used for everything from planning/scheduling all the way up to revenue projection by the executive team."

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“Osman Mustafa”

Senior Business Analyst, Frito-Lay, Inc.

“Forecast Pro is one of the quickest yet accurate forecasting tools that I have ever come across.”

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