- 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.
Everyone in manufacturing and distribution seems to be abuzz about topics like sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP). And with good reason. S&OP has a nearly 30-year track record of helping supply chain organizations improve their efficiency and profitability. IBP is a newer strategy that helps companies go one step further by eliminating organizational silos and involving a broader coalition of executives and partners in every supply chain decision.
We at Demand Solutions believe the benefits of S&OP and IBP can be applied to any manufacturer or distributor. But we also realize that if you’re still running your business on spreadsheets and trying to bring consistency to your most basic business processes, the thought of fully embracing S&OP and IBP can seem overwhelming.
My advice? Don’t try running until you’ve learned to crawl and walk. In other words, solidify the basics before you try to maximize the profitability of every business process... (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.
Demand Solutions is a Microsoft Gold Certified ISV delivering supply chain planning applications to Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics AX.
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