What does OTTO do?
Planning is top down item-by-item but manufacturing is bottom-up by production unit to satisfy shipping units. OTTO is a tactical, demand-driven pull system that virtually eliminates manual data-chasing so knowledge workers will have time to apply their knowledge. It does the same thing for manufacturing that huddles do for football, it facilitates communication and coordination. This helps ensure customer commitments will be met by focusing on and preventing slippages in the plan before they create problems and add extra cost. It provides the means to keep the whole production organization focused on the few things that have to happen as the ship date approaches to get each order produced and shipped on time.
Working the plan so that plans happen!