Compiled ByDeborah Austin webplan Corp. -- Newport Beach, Calif., provider of supply-chain management solutions for manufacturers -- has launched a next generation of its eSupply-Chain solution set, designed to extend its technology to mid-tier manufacturers and suppliers. webplan 7.0 introduces new functionality including:
Manufacturing Insight, a role-based Web-native supply chain and visibility solution enabling real-time analyses, what-if planning and quick access to business-critical information. It also introduces LauchPad, a Web portal enabling role-based view and task flows reflecting the customer's unique business processes. Constrained Order Scheduling, to optimize material and capacity utilization. For parts with multiple sources, it can optimize selection based on cost, priority and allocation rules; for products manufactured at various plants, it can help with make/buy decisions. A new rent-to-purchase option is aimed at mid-tier companies.