General Availability of IBM ILOG Inventory and Product Flow Analyst version 7.6 is 8 June 2012 for electronic availability and 6 July 2012 for media availability. IBM ILOG Inventory and Product Flow Analyst is an enterprise-inventory-optimization solution that helps manufacturers, retailers, and distributors manage their inventory end-to-end. Highlights of the new release include simulation capabilities, more powerful optimization, and ease of use enhancements.
IBM ILOG Inventory and Product Flow Analyst is a web-based, enterprise-inventory-optimization solution that helps manufacturers, retailers, and distributors manage their inventory from end-to-end. It handles both inbound/outbound and distribution-focused business models, helping companies answer a broad range of business questions, from determining the right inventory policies and strategic positioning of inventory to the ongoing setting of safety stocks and inventory levels in operational environments. Integral to an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, it allows inventory planners to determine how much inventory should be kept in stock for each product on an ongoing basis.
Highlights of this new release include:
- Simulation capability: Inventory planners can now analyze inventory and service level performance against simulated customer demands.
- More powerful Multi-Echelon optimization: Inventory and supply chain planners can now optimize total inventory costs based on variable committed service times or variable upstream service levels.
- Forecast error and supplier performance analysis: Inventory and supply chain planners can now analyze forecast error and take into account forecast bias in the inventory optimization process. They can also measure supplier performance with an automated calculation of lead time variability and receipt period.
- Ease-of-use enhancements: Enable inventory planners to perform their tasks more effectively.
For more information, see the US Announcement Letter for IBM ILOG Inventory and Product Flow Analyst . Information for other country announcement letters is located here.
To determine what the newest release of IBM ILOG Inventory and Product Flow Analyst is and if the release you are running is still supported see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Page for IBM ILOG Inventory and Product Flow Analyst.