Capacity Planning Model

This model allows you to budget for expected customer orders and define a production plan.

We have four customer segments and two types of products in the model, and illustrate how easy you can add more dimensions by using Dynamic Ranges.

Capacity Planning Model

Imagine that you have built a model and brought it to a team meeting with your manager group. Of course they will be impressed with your model, but typically say the following:

"We are planning to introduce a new business unit in our sales channel, handling the sales in the northern region. Can your model accommodate this?"

Previously, you would have to withdraw yourself to a corner to start adding the new element to a range and its subranges. All implicated areas of your model would then be undefined, and many of these variables would need to be corrected.

With Dynamic Ranges you can now add a new element and simply say: "What should be the new element's corresponding input values?"


Dynamic Ranges Benefits

Basically; with Dynamic Ranges you can do these simple steps, from within the user interface:

  1. Add the name of that business unit to your range using an Action Button
  2. The new unit will receive default values from the model, but input values are easily edited.
  3. And input values given through your meeting will be inside the model.

All this can be done using a few minutes!

If you suspect that a range in your model would be extended in the future, why not make it a Dynamic Range! The model will be far more flexible in use, as well as easily available for end users to tweak and play with!

Dynamic Ranges work was instroduced in Powersim Studio 8 Premium and Executive.

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