Prior Logisticar operating model, Ponsse used ERP to plan all the purchases. Substantial number of items and complex simulation design posed challenges to the operational process. The purchase planning was not consistent and utilizing ABC-logic needed improving.
To use Logisticar operating model required the definition of a functional interface: what data would be transferred from ERP to Logisticar and what data would be returned from Logisticar back to ERP system. After this, the personnel were trained and deployment of Logisticar was phased.
This resulted in an established way to plan purchases for order-controlled items. New reporting tools provided effective information on items with slow inventory turn or respectively, items with high volumes. The cost of the global order-delivery process relative to sales was reduced. It is now easier to manage the quantities of items ordered to ensure product availability.