General Manufacturing

"We grew from around five plants to more than 35 plants in just a few years. With Demand Solutions, we have been able to handle the increased complexity of our production scheduling while only employing one additional planner.”

Hansen Natural (Monster Energy)

Challenges in the Manufacturing Supply Chain

Most manufacturing and supply chain management professionals are driven by make-to-stock decisions. In an ideal world we could all “scan one, make one,” but the realities of manufacturing requirements, long lead times, lot sizes, distribution channels, geographical restrictions, and limited views of retail sales can cause complex stocking situations.

For over 25 years, Demand Solutions has given visibility into these complexities for thousands of manufacturing supply chain clients through robust manufacturing, demand forecasting, and inventory management solutions.

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Solutions

Demand Solutions Forecast Management is the industry’s most respected forecasting engine and data warehouse, providing 41 months of historical perspective and 26 forecasting formulas.

Demand Solutions Requirements Planning dynamically assesses requirements by using a time-phased replenishment plan that shows monthly, weekly, or daily time periods. Requirements Planning tracks scheduled receipts, customer orders, on-hand balances, and optimized inventory targets.

Demand Solutions Advanced Planning & Scheduling manages and maintains materials, capacity, and shop floor schedules in one integrated solution. Manufacturing Planning & Scheduling develops material and resource plans based on forecasts or planned schedules, creates shop floor plans to support production plans, and commits to delivery dates based on the current production planning manufacturing environment – not based on standard lead times.

Demand Solutions offers the following products for production planning manufacturing: