- 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
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.
What if your vendors, suppliers, customers, and partners could all exchange information online in real time? Find out how Demand Solutions enables a Social™ Supply Chain that increases collaboration and efficiency.
Drive Products shifted gear from being reactive to proactive, leaving behind spreadsheets in favor of Demand Solutions’ Forecast Management and Requirements Planning. The Canada-based company projects to save $4-5 million dollars during the next 18 months.
ROi manages the nation’s sixth largest Catholic healthcare system’s supply chain, using Demand Solutions’ Forecast Management and Requirements Planning. With these easy-to-use applications, one employee oversees 4,000 products, and ROi maintains a 99.4% fill rate.
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.
U.K. greeting card company Paper Island uses POS data and VMI (vendor managed inventory) for more than 700 retail customers. The greeting card and giftware manufacturer increased sales by 30% with Demand Solutions Retail Planning.
JFE Pipe Fitting, in Japan, was using a cumbersome in-house software system and a team of six planners. Now the company fluidly manages its 18,000 product lines with Demand Solutions Advanced Planning & Scheduling.
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.
A time fence is a defined period in which the forecast should not be changed. An item's forecasting time fence often mirrors the item's planning or sourcing lead time. If it takes two months from when an item is ordered to when it's received into inventory, there's logic in not changing the forecast within that two-month period, since a change to the forecast will have no impact on the item's availability. In that case, you would put a two-month time fence in place... (read more)
Each month SCDigest can find one, it features a "Cool New Product," accompanied by a short video review. Just two rules - it has to be new, and it has to be cool.
This Month: The new DSX Workflow Platform that supports the supply chain planning software from Demand Solutions is Supply Chain Digest's Cool New Product of the Month for May, 2013.
What makes the recent release of this new software solution cool?
As SCDigest editor Dan Gilmore describes in the video nearby, DSX takes supply chain workflow and visual process modeling to new levels, enabling companies to more quickly and flexibly create the planning environment that is just right for them.
This a very creative and unique approach, and is so flexible the application doesn't even come with any screens - you simply build exactly what you need. And that is very cool indeed.
Included in this issue:
The nation’s sixth largest Catholic healthcare system’s supply chain management company uses Forecast Management and Requirements Planning to hit a 99.4% fill rate. A leading Canadian truck equipment supplier gained planning visibility through Forecast Management, and is nearing 90% fill rates. A Japanese steel product manufacturer boosts its real-time customer service response rate to 80%, having switched from its cumbersome in-house system to Advanced Planning & Scheduling.
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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