- Forecast by SKU, cost, item, currencies, margin, country, channel, customer location, etc.
- Drive inventory and safety stock levels according to customer requirements using the Service Level Optimizer
Take the Demand Solutions Supply Chain Planning Assessment and learn whether your processes are in need of minor tweaks or a complete make-over. It takes just five minutes to discover how you compare with the best.
What if your sales and operations planning process were more than just a supply chain function? What if it included valuable input from Finance, Sales, Marketing, and your whole network of partners? Find out how Demand Solutions makes this vision a reality.
Since its inception, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) has been a vital process for managing profitability and risk. Demand Solutions Sales & Operations Planning software is a flexible, customizable system that takes the process from data collection to a dynamic plan that drives production and sales.
Demand Solutions is in business to do one thing: help you produce goods more efficiently. We don't stop at the traditional supply chain. We enable companies like yours to build online ecosystems – social environments – where you can share expertise and information with your stakeholders to keep inventory moving forward.
This social supply chain helps you to drive down costs, improve productivity and increase cash flow. As a result, you can react more quickly to changes in your market and take on new competitors from a position of strength.
If you're running a small operation, we can help you grow larger. If you're managing a major enterprise, we'll give you the tools to get even stronger.
I used to work in a dairy, a 99-year-old family-run business that manufactured ice cream in every flavor imaginable and every package size that our customers would take. One of my responsibilities as director of marketing was to provide our plant manager with sales forecasts. The forecasts were actually produced by three people who worked for me. None of them were full-time forecasters, but they grudgingly admitted that the word “forecasting” appeared somewhere in their job descriptions...(read more)
In April 2014, Demand Solutions President and 30-year supply chain veteran, Bill Harrison, presented a webinar on Integrated Business Planning (IBP).
The webinar details how most companies currently operate their supply chains well below the performance levels they could. In fact, nearly 70% of companies are stalled at stage 2 of Gartner's 5-stage S&OP maturity model. This impacts not only your business -- but your partners' and customers' too.
Integrated Business Planning, is the next generation of Sales & Operations Planning. IBP is the way to move past "the stall" and the way to reap the tremendous benefits that come from achieving supply chain excellence.
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A leading sporting goods manufacturer is using Demand Solutions DSX Forecast Management and Requirements Planning to execute its Integrated Business Planning. With Demand Solutions DSX, a major Australian snack provider is aiming for a 5 percent increase in forecast accuracy, a 20 percent reduction in safety stock, and a 4 percent reduction in waste. A top MRO supplier has boosted its customer service levels by 5-10 percent with Demand Solutions DS1.
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