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Frepple overview for IT managers


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An overview of the frePPLe supply chain planning application for IT managers

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Frepple overview for IT managers

  1. 1. Open source supply chain planning software Introduction for IT managers
  2. 2. © 2014 Agenda  Architecture  Tools & technologies used  Data elements  Data integration
  3. 3. © 2014 Technical architecture Browser based user interface - Support for all modern popular browsers Web application layer - Apache web server - Written in Python, extendible with addons Planning engine - Running in batch mode (scheduled or triggered by user) or continuous mode (as a memory-resident web service) - Written in C++ Database layer - PostgreSQL frePPLe Linux or Windows Typical: Quad core CPU 8GB RAM HTTP(S)
  4. 4. © 2014 Technical architecture  Open and extendible framework  Addon plugins can:  Add new data models  Add custom attributes  Add new reports  Customize menus  Customize planning logic  Integrate with other systems  …  Built on a 100% open source stack of software components  Browser-based user interface  HTML, CSS (bootstrap), javascript (Jquery, Angular)  Server-side web application  Python, Django, SQL, Apache + mod_wsgi  Core planning library  C++, Python
  5. 5. © 2014 Data elements Inventory Sales orders Open manufacturing orders Open purchase orders Open distribution orders Locations Items Suppliers Resources Customers Bills of material Bills of distribution IN Proposed new purchase orders Proposed new manufacturing orders Proposed new distribution orders OUT FrePPLe can be used as a standalone tool by the planner The planner loads and maintains all data directly in the application OR FrePPLe can be deployed integrated with other enterprise applications Automated data interfaces bring the input data and retrieve the planning results
  6. 6. © 2014 Data integration  Flexible integration with other enterprise systems  ERP, shop floor control system, …  Standard connectors for  Integration technologies  Excel upload & download from the user interface  Easy for end users  CSV upload & download  Suitable for bulk loading of data  REST web service  Suitable for incremental data updates  Database-level integration  Low level and highest performance for ETL tools
  7. 7. © 2014 Try it out yourself Online demos can be accessed at: User : admin Password : admin Hint: Use the “guided tour” to walk through the “day-in-the-life” workflows