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Información de la empresa Global Technical Supplies SL

  • CIF: B94016490
  • Dirección: Pg Industr Do Rebullon S/N (36416 Tameiga)
  • Años de Vida: 13
  • ¿A qué se dedica? Comercio al por mayor no especializado
  • ¿Dentro de qué sector? Automotor
  • ¿Cuál es su forma jurídica? Sociedades de responsabilidad limitada
  • ¿Pertenece a un grupo? No

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¿Quién la dirige?

Perez Viso Raquel

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¿Cuánto empleo genera?


¿Genera empleo fijo?

Empleados fijos10

Empleados temporales1

¿Cómo ha evolucionado el empleo en los 3 últimos años?

¿Cuál es la productividad de sus empleados?

¿Cuál es el coste medio del personal?

¿Cuánto aporta a la sociedad?

0,02% del PIB local

Datos económicos y financieros de Global Technical Supplies SL

¿Cual es el último año que presentó sus cuentas anuales?


Cuenta de pérdidas y ganancias de Global Technical Supplies SL (miles de €)

¿Vende más?

Ventas 20204. 784

Diferencia con el año anterior7,15%

¿Gana más dinero?

Beneficio 2020232

Porcentaje sobre ventas4,84%

¿Es más rentable para sus accionistas?

ROE 202028,95%

Diferencia con el año anterior6,91%

Sobre el balance de Global Technical Supplies SL (miles de €)

¿Qué parte financian los accionistas y que parte es financiación ajena?

4.000 € de capital social

Por cada euro que pone la compañía la financiación ajena pone 2,24 €

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Preguntas sobre Global Technical Supplies SL

¿Quién dirige Global Technical Supplies SL?

La compañía está presidida por PEREZ VISO RAQUEL.

¿Qué aporta Global Technical Supplies SL a la sociedad?

Si medimos la aportación en términos de la contribución de las ventas de la compañía al PIB de su autonomía, podemos concluir que las ventas de Global Technical Supplies SL suponen el 0,02% del PIB local de Galicia.

¿Cuánto empleo crea Global Technical Supplies SL?

El volumen de empleados que tiene la compañia es de 11, siendo el 90,91% empleados fijos.

¿Cuándo nació Global Technical Supplies SL?

La compañía fue constituida el 26 de Enero de 2010.

Cargos directivos de Global Technical Supplies SL

Nombre Cargo Fecha
Perez Viso Raquel Adm. Unico 24 de Agosto de 2011

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Global Technical Systems - Wiki

Global Technical Systems (GTS) is an engineering and manufacturing company working to develop systems and solutions for defense, homeland security, and related government interests. The company works to develop these products and services with a modular, open-architecture design to make them easy to integrate. Founded in 1997 by CEO Terry Spitzer and President Yusun Spitzer, the company's headquarters are located at Virginia Beach, Virginia. The headquarters is at the Owl Creek Energy Building, a 500,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility.

Global Technical Systems headquarters in Virginia Beach.

Products and systems

The products and systems provided by and developed by GTS include combat systems processors; command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems; military combat systems hardware production; radar and sensor systems; avionics test sets; threat detection; biometric identification systems; composite materials for advanced munitions, armor, and energy.

Avionics systems

GTS works to develop systems to support the operation of aircraft and the related avionics systems, including by developing automated test capable equipment and through the repair of aviation systems. One such system is the E-2C Hawkeye, which is a system for automated testing of automated interconnecting devices, adapter assemblies, cable assemblies, and aircraft accessory sets. Or the H-1 CASS, which is a type helicopter support equipment intended to provide automated testing capabilities for weapons replaceable assemblies used in the H-1 helicopter.

Combat systems

GTS has worked to design and develop open architecture and COTS based computer processing systems for surface combatants in cooperation with the United States Navy. These include the common processing system (CPS) developed for the Aegis weapons system and the related computer processing environment. And the COTS enclosure, which is a cabinet designed to house multiple computing and data storage facilities and capable of water- or air-cooling those systems. As well, the cabinet is customizable to meet various power requirements.


GTS has worked with the DoD, DHS, and CBP to develop equipment and services for C4ISR capabilities. These include border, maritime, and critical infrastructure for security product developments capable of integrated multiple generations of sensors to protect mission environments as necessary. GTS makes use of an open architecture, open interface system called Fusion Command, which provides true fusion of multi-sensor contacts, automatic alerts based on pre-designated contact pattern recognition, and an intuitive COP that integrates all sensor contact geo-location with Blue Force Tracking (BFT) and shared Situational Awareness (SA).


Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSFC) is an NSA-sponsored program that allows commercial components to be utilized for the protection of classified National Security Systems information. GTS designs a CSFC product called NXGEN, and can build an architecture that can support specific security requirements for specific Government customers in a clearly defined and approved manner.

Advanced Technology Development

GTS has a scientific and engineering staff focused on research and development of advanced technology concepts. Their capabilities include R&D activities and product developments that span mid to late TRL technologies for the DoD, DHS and other government interests. GTS's areas of development include radar, explosive threat detection, biometric identification systems, robotics, shock and blast mitigation, composite technologies for armor, munitions and energy storage.

Notable Contracts

In April of 2020, GTS was awarded a $782 million contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command for the development and production of Network, Processing and Storage Technical equipment.

Design Details: Balancing Supply and Demand - Business Central

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To understand how the planning system works, it is important to understand its priority goals:

  • Any demand will be met by sufficient supply.
  • Any supply serves a purpose.

In general, these goals are achieved by balancing supply with demand.

Supply and demand

The term supply refers to any kind of positive or incoming quantity, for example:

  • Stockable
  • Shopping
  • Assembly
  • Production area
  • Inbound transfers
  • Sales returns

The term demand refers to any kind of general demand, for example:

  • Item for sales order
  • Component for production order

Business Central also allows you to use more technical demand types such as negative balances and purchase returns.

To sort supply and demand, the planning system organizes them into two time series called warehouse profiles. One profile contains the demand events, the other contains the corresponding supply events. Each delivery event represents one entity per order, for example:

  • Sales order line
  • Item ledger entry
  • Production order line

When stock profiles are loaded, supply and demand sets are balanced to produce a supply plan that matches the listed targets.

Stock levels and planning parameters are other types of supply and demand. These types undergo complex balancing to replenish warehouse goods. For more information, see Design Details: Handling Reorder Policies.

Balance at a Glance

Demand comes from your customers. Supply is what you create or remove to provide balance. The planning system starts with demand and then traces back to supply.

Inventory profiles contain information about supply and demand, quantities and times. These profiles make up the two sides of the balancing scale.

The job of the scheduling engine is to balance the supply and demand of an item to ensure that supply matches demand as determined by the scheduling parameters and rules.

Order processing before the planning start date

To avoid unreasonable offers in the supply plan, the planning system will not plan anything before the planning start date. The following rule applies to such a period:

  • All deliveries and demand up to the start date of the planning period are considered part of the inventory or will be considered shipped.

With some exceptions, the planning system will not propose any changes to purchase orders for a period or create order tracking links for that period. There are the following exceptions to this rule:

  • The forecast available stock, including the sum of supply and demand in the period, is less than zero.
  • Backdated orders require serial or lot numbers.
  • A supply and demand set is bound by order-to-order policy requirements.

If the original available inventory is below zero, the planning system proposes an emergency purchase order on the day before the planning period to ensure that the missing quantity is available. Therefore, forecasted and available stocks will always be at least zero when future planning begins. The planning line for this purchase order will display an emergency warning icon with the option to view more details.

Serial or lot numbers and order-to-order relationships are excluded from the previous period

If serial or lot numbers are required or an order-to-order relationship exists, the planning system ignores the previous period rule. It will include backdated quantities from the start date and can suggest corrective actions if supply and demand are out of sync. These sets of supply and demand must match in order to guarantee that a certain demand is met.

Load stock profiles

To sort supply and demand, the planning system organizes them into two time series, called stock profiles.

Deliveries and demand with due dates on or after the planning start date are loaded into each stock profile. When loaded, supply and demand types are sorted according to common priorities, such as:

  • Deadline
  • Low level codes
  • Warehouse
  • Variant

Different types are prioritized to meet the most important demand first. Read more in the Order Prioritization section.

Demand can also be negative. Treat negative demand as supply. However, unlike typical supply, negative demand is considered a fixed supply. The planning system may take this into account, but changes will not be proposed.

In general, the planning system can change all purchase orders after the planning start date to meet demand. However, once a quantity from a purchase order has been posted, it can no longer be changed using the planning system. The following orders cannot be rescheduled:

  • Released production orders that have taken into account consumption or output.
  • Assembly orders where consumption or output is taken into account.
  • Transfer orders with a posted invoice.
  • Purchase orders that have posted a receipt.

In addition to loading supply and demand types, some types are loaded subject to special rules and dependencies. The following sections of this article describe these rules and dependencies.

Item dimensions are split

A delivery plan must be calculated for each combination of item dimensions, such as variant or warehouse. Only combinations that include demand and/or supply should be calculated.

The planning system looks for combinations in the stock profile. If a new combination is found, the system creates an internal control record containing information about this combination. The planning system inserts the storage unit as an inspection record or outer cycle. As a result, the planning parameters are set according to the variant and storage combination, and the system can go into the internal cycle.


You do not need to enter a storage unit record when you enter demand and/or supply for a particular variant and warehouse combination. Therefore, if there is no storage unit for this combination, Business Central creates a temporary storage unit record based on the item card data. If field Warehouse is required is set to "Yes" on page Inventory module setup , you must create a storage unit or field Components by warehouse should be set to "Yes". For more information, see Planning with and without warehouses.

Serial and lot numbers are loaded by BOM levels

Serial and lot numbers are loaded into inventory profiles along with the supply and demand to which they are assigned.

Supply and demand attributes organized by order priority and specification level. Because serial number and lot number matches reflect the specification level, a more specific request will match a less specific request. For example, a specific demand might be the batch number specified for a sales line. A less specific demand may be a sale from any batch number.


The only special rules for prioritizing supply and demand with serial and lot numbers are the BOM level determined by their combinations, and the item tracking settings.

During balancing, the planning system treats a delivery with serial number and lot number as inflexible. The system will not increase or reschedule such purchase orders. The only exception to this rule is when they are used in an order-to-order relationship. See "Order-to-Order Relationships Are Never Broken". This exception protects the supply from receiving multiple (possibly conflicting) indications when the supply contains varying attributes. For example, different attributes may occur when a shipment has a set of different serial numbers.

Another reason serial and lot number deliveries are inflexible is that serial and lot numbers are often assigned at the end of the process. If changes are proposed at this point, it can be confusing.

Balancing serial number and lot number does not follow the rule of not planning anything before the planning start date. If supply and demand are out of sync, the planning system will suggest changes or new orders regardless of the planning start date.

Order-to-order links are never broken

In order-to-order item planning, a linked supply can only be used for the demand it was originally intended for. Bound demand must not be covered by any other optional supply, even if that supply is available in time and quantity. For example, an assembly order that is linked to a sales order in an assemble-to-order scenario cannot be used to satisfy another demand.

Order-to-order supply and demand must be exactly balanced. The planning system ensures delivery regardless of order sizing settings, modifiers, and stock quantities (except for quantities related to related orders). For the same reason, the system will offer to reduce surpluses when bound demand decreases.

This balancing also affects the time. The limited horizon provided by the planning horizon is not taken into account; the supply is rescheduled if the demand time has changed. However, the buffer period will be respected and will not allow order-to-order deliveries to be scheduled at a later date, except for internal deliveries of a multilevel production order (project order).


Serial and lot numbers can also be entered in the order-to-order request. In this case, the delivery is not considered inflexible, which is usually the case for serial numbers and lot numbers. In this case, the system will increase or decrease the quantity according to changes in demand. If a single demand includes different serial and lot numbers, such as multiple lot numbers, one purchase order per lot will be offered.


Forecasts must not result in purchase orders linked by an order-to-order relationship. If a forecast is used, it should only be used as a means of creating dependent demand in a production environment.

The required component is sent according to changes in the production order

When processing production orders, the planning system must monitor the required components before loading them into the demand profile. Component lines resulting from production order changes will replace the original order lines. This change ensures that the planning system does not duplicate planning lines for a component requirement.

Safety stock consumption

The safety stock quantity is the demand that is loaded into the stock profile at the planning start date.

The safety stock is the amount of stock set separately to eliminate uncertainties in demand during replenishment preparation. However, it can be consumed to meet demand. In this case, the planning system will ensure a quick replacement of the safety stock. The system proposes a purchase order to replenish the safety stock quantity on the date it is used. An exception warning icon will be displayed on the planning line, explaining that the safety stock was partially or completely consumed as a result of an exceptional order for the missing quantity.

The forecast demand is reduced by sales orders

The demand forecast expresses the expected demand in the future. Although the actual demand is entered as sales orders for manufactured goods, this value absorbs the forecast value.

The forecast itself does not decrease due to sales orders. However, the forecast quantities used in the planning calculation are reduced (using sales order quantities) before the remainder is entered in the demand profile. For sales within a period, planning includes both open sales orders and item ledger entries for shipped sales. The exception to this rule is when they come from a general order.

A valid forecast period must be defined. The date on the forecast quantity determines the start of the period, and the date on the next forecast determines the end of the period.

The forecast for periods before the planning period is not used, whether or not it has been consumed. The first percent digit to be forecast is either the date that coincides with the planning start date or the date closest to it.

The forecast can be for different types of demand:

  • Independent demand, such as sales orders
  • Dependent demand, such as production order components.

An item can have both forecast types. During planning, consumption occurs separately, first for independent demand and then for dependent demand.

General order demand is reduced by sales orders

Forecasting is supplemented by general orders to determine future demand for a specific customer. As with the (unspecified) forecast, actual sales must consume the expected demand and the remainder must be entered into the demand stock profile. Consumption does not reduce the total order quantity.

The planning calculation includes open sales orders associated with specific general order lines, but does not include any allowable time period. Posted orders are also not included because the underdelivered quantity of the total order has already been reduced during the posting procedures.

Prioritizing orders

Within a given storage unit, the requested or available date has the highest priority. Today's demand must be met before next week's demand. But, in addition to this overall priority, the scheduling system will make the following suggestions according to order priorities:

  • What type of demand should you fill first.
  • Which source of supply is to be applied before other sources of supply are applied.

Loaded supplies and demand affect the profile for forecast stocks according to priorities.

Demand side priorities

  1. Already shipped: item ledger entry
  2. Purchase return
  3. Sales order
  4. Service order
  5. Required manufacturing component
  6. Assembly order line
  7. Outbound transfer order
  8. General order (not yet used in related sales orders)
  9. Forecast (not yet used in other sales orders)


Purchase returns are not normally included in supply planning; they must always be reserved from the lot to be returned. If purchase returns are not reserved, they play an on-hand role and have a high priority so that the planning system does not propose a purchase order just to service a purchase return.

Priorities on the delivery side

  1. Already exists in the warehouse: item ledger entry ("Planning Flexibility" = "No")
  2. Sales return ("Planning flexibility" = "No")
  3. Inbound transfer order
  4. Production order
  5. Assembly order
  6. Purchase order

Priority related to the state of supply and demand

In addition to priorities from the type of supply and demand, there are other things that affect the flexibility of planning. For example, warehouse operations and the status of the following orders:

  • Sales
  • Purchase
  • Relocation
  • Assembly
  • Production area

The status of these orders has the following effect:

  1. Partially adjusted ("Planning flexibility" = "No")
  2. Already being processed in the warehouse ("Planning flexibility" = "No")
  3. Issued - all types of orders ("Planning Flexibility" = "Unlimited")
  4. Approved production order ("Planning Flexibility" = "Unlimited")
  5. Scheduled/open - all types of orders ("Scheduling Flexibility" = "Unlimited")

Balancing Supply and Demand

The planning system balances supply and demand by proposing actions to revise imbalanced purchase orders. This balancing occurs for each variant and warehouse combination.

Imagine that each stock profile contains two rows:

  • Row of demand events sorted by date and priority
  • Corresponding delivery event string

Each event refers to a source type and identification. The rules for balancing goods are quite simple. Supply and demand matching can occur at any stage of the process as follows:

  1. Demand and supply do not exist for the item => planning is complete (or should not start).

  2. Demand exists but no supply => supply must be offered.

  3. Supply exists, but there is no demand for it => supply must be cancelled.

  4. Supply and demand exists => questions must be asked and answered before Business Central can meet supply demand.

    If the delivery time is not suitable, the delivery can possibly be rescheduled as follows:

    1. If delivery is placed ahead of demand, it may be possible to schedule delivery at a later date to keep inventory as low as possible.
    2. If a delivery is placed after demand, the delivery may be scheduled for an earlier date. Otherwise, the system will suggest a new delivery.
    3. If the supply satisfies the demand on a certain date, the planning system can analyze whether the supply quantity can satisfy the demand.

    If the timing is done, you can calculate the delivery quantity as follows:

    1. If the supply quantity is less than the demand, the supply quantity can be increased (or not, if there are limits according to the maximum quantity policy).
    2. If the supply quantity is greater than the demand, the supply quantity can be reduced (or not, if there are restrictions according to the minimum quantity policy).

    At this stage, one of two situations occurs:

    1. The current demand can be met, in which case it closes and planning for the next demand begins.
    2. The supply has reached its maximum, some part of the demand is not covered. In this case, the planning system can close the current delivery and move on to the next delivery.

The procedure starts again with the next demand and the current supply, and vice versa. The current supply may be able to cover the next demand, or the current demand is not fully covered.

Action rules for supply events

For top-down settlements where supply must match demand, demand is taken as given. This is outside the control of the planning system. However, the planning system can manage the delivery side and will make the following suggestions:

  • Create new purchase orders
  • Reschedule existing orders or change their quantity
  • Cancel purchase orders that are no longer needed

To exclude an existing purchase order from planning proposals, you can set no planning flexibility ("Planning flexibility" = "No"). The excess supply on that order will then be used to cover the demand, but no action will be suggested.

In general, the entire supply has scheduling flexibility, which is limited by the conditions of each of the proposed actions.

  • Reschedule to a later date . The date of an existing purchase order can be scheduled to a later date to meet the demand due date, except in the following situations:

    • It represents inventory (always day zero).
    • It has an order-to-order relationship with another demand.
    • This is outside the window for rescheduling in the planning horizon.
    • A closer delivery can be used.
    • On the other hand, the user may decide not to reschedule for the following reasons:
    • The purchase order is related to another demand on the previous date.
    • The required planning is so insignificant that it can be neglected.
  • Reschedule to an earlier date : The date of an existing purchase order can be scheduled to an earlier date, except in the following situations:

    • It is directly related to some other demand.
    • This is outside the rescheduling window defined in the planning horizon.


When you plan an item using a reorder point, you can always reschedule the purchase order. This often happens for preplanned purchase orders initiated by a reorder point.

  • Increase quantity . You can increase the quantities of an existing purchase order to meet demand if the purchase order is not directly related to demand through an order-to-order relationship.


You can also increase the purchase order, the increase can be limited to a certain maximum order quantity.

  • Reducing the number of . An existing purchase order with an excess of existing demand can be reduced to meet the demand.


Although the quantity can be reduced, there may still be some surplus compared to demand due to a certain minimum order quantity or order multiplier.

  • Cancel : As a special case of the quantity reduction action, a purchase order can be canceled if its quantity is reduced to zero.
  • New : If a purchase order does not yet exist or an existing purchase order cannot be changed to cover the required quantity on the demand date, a new purchase order is proposed.

Determine delivery quantity

You define the planning parameters that control the proposed quantity for each purchase order.

If the planning system is calculating the quantity of a new purchase order or changing the quantity of an existing order, the suggested quantity may differ from the actual demand.

If maximum stock or fixed order quantities are selected, the suggested quantity can be increased to match the fixed quantity or maximum stock. If the reorder policy uses a reorder point, the quantity may be increased to at least match the reorder point.

The suggested quantity can be changed in this order.

  1. Reduced to the maximum order quantity.
  2. Up to minimum order quantity.
  3. To the nearest order multiplier.

Order tracking links during planning

With regard to order tracking during planning, the planning system changes the order of order tracking links for combinations of articles, variants, and warehouses. The system rearranges trace links for the following reasons:

  • To check your offers to cover all demand and make sure all purchase orders are needed.
  • Order tracking links need to be rebalanced regularly.

Order tracking links become unbalanced over time. Links become unbalanced because the entire order tracking network is not rebuilt until the demand or supply events are closed.

Before balancing the supply according to demand, the planning system deletes all order tracking links. During the balancing process, when the supply and demand event closes, new order tracking links are created between supply and demand.


Even if the item is not configured for dynamic order tracking, the planning system will create balanced order tracking links.

Close Balanced Supply and Demand

Supply balancing has three possible outcomes:

  • The required number and date of demand events are satisfied and can be closed from planning. The supply event remains open and can cover the next demand. Keeping a supply event open allows you to start the balancing procedure from the current supply event and the next demand.
  • Purchase order cannot be changed to cover all demand. The demand event is still open, some of which may be covered by the next supply event. Thus, the current supply event is closed and the balancing action can start with the current demand event and the next supply event.
  • All demand is satisfied and there is no next demand (or there was no demand at all). An oversupply can be reduced (or cancelled) and then closed. Any other delivery events must also be cancelled.

Finally, the planning system will create an order tracking link between supply and demand.

Create planning line (proposed action)

If action Create , Change qty , Reschedule and change qty , Reschedule and change qty or Cancel is proposed, the system creates for order change planning planning line in the planning journal. To track orders, a planning line is created not only when a supply event is closed, but also when a demand event is closed. This is true even though the supply event is still open and can be changed when the next demand event is processed. The first time you create a planning line, you can change it again.

To reduce the database load when processing production orders, the planning line can be maintained at three levels:

  • Create only a planning line with the current due date and quantity, but without the route and components.
  • Include route: planned route including calculation from start and end dates and times. Enabling a route requires database access. Determining due dates and due dates may require route calculation even if the delivery event has not been closed. For example, if you are doing forward planning.
  • Enable specification expansion: this can happen right before the event closes.

See also

Design Details: Planning System Concepts
Design Details: Reorder Policy Processing
Design Details: Supply Planning

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