NIRAS Dynamic Masterplanning integrates capacity planning and CAPEX budgeting across multiple sites.
The Dynamic Masterplanning model also integrates the processes of long term capacity planning with next year’s CAPEX budgeting exercise, thus providing you a consistent overview and the ability to simulate “What if” scenarios - in a manageable way which will secure that capacity planning, CAPEX and the effects of operational improvements programmes are aligned.
The tool provides a dynamic interface where investment can easily be moved in time: postponed or moved forward in time - and instantly the capacity effects, e. g. the need for more stockbuild or use of supply from other plants, will be visible, and the CAPEX plan updated.
The capacity calculations use transparent formulas covering the entire brewery from malt silos to finished goods warehouse, thus providing the basis for de-bottlenecking of the plant.
How does the NIRAS Dynamic Masterplanning add value
Easy and consistent capacity calculations linked to investments
- When using the Dynamic Masterplanning tool, the capacity planning and the CAPEX budget are made in one integrated exercise. Changes to capacities or reallocation of budgets will always be aligned.
- Operational performance is also handled, in order to give a picture of your financial result of investments and improvement actions.
- Capacity upgrades or new investments can be easily changed in terms of timing, equipment size, location in network, operational impact etc. enabling “what if scenarios” and securing that plans for both the short and the long term are up to date.
What NIRAS delivers
A model providing dynamic fast and flexible capacity, CAPEX and operational planning:
- Demand per main capacity type based on the forecast assumptions
- Capacities for main equipment “as is” and planned investments
- Allocation of capacity-based investments to yearly CAPEX budgets based on lead time & contract payments
- Development of main compressible costs
- Evaluation of the needed stock building
- Transportation costs to evaluate allocation of production on sites
How we do it
- Prior to site visit, NIRAS will provide a list of data to be used during visit, enabling the client’s team to be ready.
- Planned involvement of the client’s key resources is approximately 0.5 -1 day per area (Brewing, Packaging, Utilities etc.).
- The model will be populated with the client’s data, as the brewery key persons are sitting next to the NIRAS consultant.
- NIRAS will propose the needed investments.
- The planned investments will be reviewed when they have been entered into the model.
- At the end of the visit, a workshop will be held where the model and results are presented with the opportunity of “what if” simulations.
- Based on the Dynamic Masterplanning, the NIRAS team can assist in making a Physical Site Development Plan to ensure a durable site layout for both the short and the long term.
• If multiple sites are part of the Dynamic Master Plan, a Production & Distribution Structure Analysis can be made to supplement the Dynamic Master Plan if you want to detail the work further.