Capacity Planning Tools

Capacity planning is about sizing equipment and facilities to handle uncertain demand.  A key challenge is to time expansion of capacity when confronted with uncertain forecasts for growth in demand: Too soon, and you waste capital on facilities that lie idle. Too late, and you may miss a profitable market or lose existing customers.

Analytica is an ideal tool for capacity planning. It lets you analyze uncertainties in demand and supply explicitly using Monte Carlo. Its Intelligent Arrays™ make it easy to model uncertain schedules for building new capacity and when new production will come on line.  Its influence diagrams enable a degree of transparency that is unknown in spreadsheets. 

Lumina has built capacity planning tools for several industries, including oil and gas production, data centers (ADCAPT), and R&D planning for biotech.  Let us know if you would like to learn more about our existing applications -- or would like assistance building a capacity planning tool tailored for your own applications.  We can train your analysts to build it, or our experienced analysts can build it to meet your needs.

Data Center Capacity Planning Tool

Data center energy demands are on the rise, creating serious financial as well as infrastructural challenges for data center operators.  For data center operators, this means that many data centers… »more
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General Portfolio System (GPS)

The General Portfolio System (GPS) helps pharmaceutical and biotech companies manage the risk and return from their portfolio of R&D projects, and sizing resources to meet future demands and revenue… »more

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Analytica Network Flow Analyzer (ANFA)

Lumina capacity planning tools are built using Analytica. This makes the tools highly flexible and easy-to-customize to meet the needs of specific applications. They represent uncertainties about demand… »more