A synchronized supply chain integrates material planning efforts across sales and production for improved forecasting accuracy. There are no "sophisticated" algorithms, only reliable ones.
Although many single-product, low-volume operations have profited by implementing the Demand Solutions system, it is ideally suited for businesses with high daily volumes, many customers, a broad offering of products, and a multi-tiered selling organization. Global competition, changing markets, and customer service pressures have steered distributors into new-market offerings. This has shifted the focus away from production, and into customer-centric principles.
Apparel and hard goods can offer store-level modeling, planning and replenishment with Retail Planning . Stores is a complete account management system that is responsive to the most demanding requirements of retailers in model stock generation, manipulation and approval. Determining customer demand patterns with point-of-sale data is the mainstay of Vendor Managed Inventory.
Demand Solutions Forecasting (DS FM) is the industry's most respected forecasting engine and data warehouse, providing forty-one months of historical perspective.
Demand Solutions Replenishment (DS RP) dynamically assesses requirements by using a time-phased replenishment plan that shows monthly, weekly or daily time periods. DS RP tracks scheduled receipts, customer orders, on-hand balances and optimized inventory targets.
High-level forecasting models can be more easily influenced by global factors. For the most accurate 30,000-foot view of your enterprise, Demand Solutions Sales & Operations Planning offers a way to automate the annual planning process, consolidate supply chain data easily and adjust strategies before they impact production.