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90-second forecast for complex pharmaceutical equipment

Imagine that, as a order-handler, you have to provide a convincing and real forecast for when you can deliver a complex product – without any access to business data. At first, this might sound like an almost ungrateful and nearly impossible task. Nevertheless, this is the reality that the order-handler in the company SKAN face.

That is why their directors of business units have introduced a 90-second forecast.

Forecasting a complex production

SKAN is one of the pioneer companies within cleanroom equipment and isolator design for the global pharmaceutical industry. The company works with the production of complex machines on a higher level, and that is why a 90-second forecast for the supply of goods might present as a difficult task.

The solution? In short: Orbit Resource Planning Tool.

Learn more on how SKAN realised their ambitious objective and thereby streamlined how they make proposals, by integrating Orbit.

"The 2 factors that were most critical in the end were the more modern design style combined with great features already fitting most of our needs." - Raphael Fischer, Application Engineer at SKAN AG

90 seconds makes high demands for data – and their degree of enrichment.

To deliver an accurate and compelling forecast for production in only 90 seconds is, in itself, a difficult task. It is not made easier by the production process depending on specific competencies in certain periods. Having to execute a task like that makes high demands for the company’s available data.

Having to execute a task like that makes high demands for the company’s available data – and their degree of enrichment.

The data needs to:

  • Be a 100% updated – at any time
  • Create an overview of the current resource occupancy
  • Give an insight into future resource load – including peak load resources

Furthermore, it is a condition that the available data undergoes a standardisation that can contribute to enriching the data to streamline calculations of the forecast process.

Orbit paves the way for quick forecasts and a smooth proposal process

SKAN uses Orbit as an operational tool. It helps the project managers controlling the workload on ongoing projects in the company, and it enables the company’s director of business unit to create fast and accurate forecasts for production to the sales team.

The specs

More specifically, Orbit solves the company’s problem by ensuring these conditions:

  • Always updated data
  • Visualisation of data
  • The necessary overview of data

In other words, everything the company needs to create a precise and efficient forecast for resource occupancy.

The result?

SKAN order-handler can now contact the company’s director of business unit, who are able to provide a precise forecast for the production as well as present a realistic date of delivery upfront to the interested leads.

All in less than 90 seconds.

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