Supply Optimization

Don't settle for supply planning. Use supply optimization for greater profitability. 

Good inventory planning can help you minimize your inventory investment in ways that reduce costs, protect your competitive advantage, and increase your ROI. But that's not easy to do when sales are no longer keeping pace with historical trends and demand planning is more challenging than ever. This is why traditional supply planning is no longer enough. You need to start sensing current and future supply levels across all your channels. 

Demand Solutions DSX lets you sense supply across your entire distribution network so that you can optimize costs and transportation times, balance inventories, and fill customer orders dynamically. With DSX, you can use predictive lead time functionality to eliminate guesswork in your supply chain. Additional features help you get more out of vendor managed inventory and enhance your container building and prioritization. 

Demand Solutions DSX offers business intelligence functionality that gives you even greater decision support as you enhance the overall health of your business. All your stakeholders can easily share supply planning information in real time — without needing to schedule additional meetings.

And because DSX runs in the cloud, you can get powerful inventory planning functionality without making an up-front investment in software licenses and implementation.

Prevent Stock Outages with Supply Planning

Prevent stock outages, high inventory costs, and poor customer satisfaction. With Demand Solutions DSX, you can increase visibility into your material requirements to enable better allocation of resources as well as more efficient inventory planning and safety stock.

By going beyond supply planning, you can:

  • Link demand for finished goods to the required raw materials or component parts.
  • Establish order parameters for each product in each location.
  • Set alerts for replenishment actions to meet your inventory objectives.
  • Temporarily reduce or build inventory and vary customer service levels with time-phased safety stock and safety time.
  • Manage by exception with action messages.
  • Apply different inventory strategies to individual distribution centers or customer locations.
  • Mitigate forecast management risks that accompany long lead times.

Optimize Your Inventory Planning Strategies

Some items are more profitable than others, and some customers’ needs may be more critical than others’. Demand Solutions DSX lets you automatically assign ABC codes that objectively quantify the relative importance of each item and customer as you optimize your inventory levels. With ABC codes, you can continue to manage and tweak your inventory planning strategies.

Overcome Constraints for Better Supply Chain Management

Most inventory planning systems are rigid and inflexible, failing to reflect the reality of supply planning. Demand Solutions DSX takes constraints such as production and shipping capacities, seasonality, material shortages and allocations, labor, and warehouse space into consideration in its planning calculations.

Find the Best Course of Action with What-If Analysis

Demand Solutions DSX provides a panoramic view of even the most complex supply chains. As your inventory planning data and strategies change, you can quickly evaluate and execute new plans of action.

You can use Demand Solutions DSX as a multi-purpose supply planning tool, applying its planning logic to your finished goods and raw materials planning as well as to your distribution plans. You can also use built-in what-if analysis to explore different planning scenarios and see the effects on your bottom line.

DSX lets you make informed responses to your dynamic challenges by enabling you to simulate a variety of different planning scenarios before you commit to a plan. You can simulate the impact of multiple demand and supply strategies in a matter of minutes.

See how Demand Solutions DSX is enabling supply planning success for thousands of companies.

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Managing Inventory for Optimal Advantage: Top 10 Inventory Mistakes

Demand Solutions LogoWritten by Demand Solutions, a leading supply planning and supply chain management software vendor, this white paper is an anecdotal account of its customers' most common inventory management mistakes along with best-in-class solutions to the problems.