Apparel Industry

With ever-growing competitive pressures on retail channels, minimizing all product-related costs, including procurement, inventory, transportation and shelf-space costs, has become a priority. In the past, retailers would absorb these costs. Now, they are shifting more and more of these costs to their suppliers.

This trend has encouraged manufacturers and suppliers to develop a closer partnership with retailers. Proof of this trend is the fact that Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) and Continuous Replenishment initiatives have emerged as proven approaches since they allow manufacturers and retailers to collaboratively plan production, shipment, and replenishment based on true demand.

Strategy
Demand Solutions Retail Planning is a complete account management system that meets the rigorous challenges presented by store-level assortment planning, point-of-sale analysis and replenishment. It is responsive to the most demanding requirements of retailers in model stock generation, manipulation and approval.

With flexible exception reporting, "what-if" modeling, account analysis and order inquiry, Demand Solutions Retail Planning is known for its stellar inventory turns, reduced out-of-stocks and best-of-breed customer service.

Success Stories

Crown Crafts
Encompass Group
Everlast
Georgia Boot
Rafaella
Warnaco
Wells Lamont(CPG)



Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

Companies within the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry do not have an easy row to hoe.  They must compete on cost while maintaining margins, improving quality all the while elevating customer service. This is the reality of the industry. Therefore, creating new growth opportunities and increasing profitability of existing lines has never been more critical for CPG companies.

Demand Solutions is the most cost-effective system for collaborating with vendors and customers, allowing you to optimize the costs of your extended enterprise without breaking your IT budget. Demand Solutions creates shared information streams that give you better control of our inventory and planning processes, resulting in increased sales and significant margin gains.

Strategy
Demand Solutions Forecast Management is the industry's most respected forecasting engine and data warehouse, providing 41 months of historical perspective and 24 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.

Success Stories

American Products
Bemis
B&K Mueller
Calphalon
Campbell Hausfeld
Cott Beverages
Daytimers
Dyrup
Everlast
Fetco Home Decor
Gale Pacific
Georgia Boot
Glen Dimplex
Hansen Natural
Irwin Tools
Just Born
KIK
KPSS
Leanin Tree
Leviton
Life Time Brands
Lonely Planet
Lyco
MBT (Musicorp)
McBride
Murad
Parmalat
Precision Pet
Reckitt Benckiser
Slime
Stanley Works
Therma Tru
Wrigley Australia



Energy Industry

Within the Energy sector, determining the correct forecasting methodology, a top-down (aggregate), or bottom-up (location-specific) approach, there are several important  factors to consider. For example, seasonal demands, availability of substitutes and key economic factors all play a role in determining the best forecasting approach to take.

Demand Solutions self-selects the best forecasting method by taking into account historical data, as well as important current conditions. This flexibility means that wherever you fall in the production or distribution system, be it upstream, downstream, producer or distributor, you can count on the Demand Solutions system to establish more efficient business processes and improved resource management.

Strategy

Demand Solutions Forecast Management is the industry's most respected forecasting engine and data warehouse, providing 41 months of historical perspective and 24 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.

Success Stories

BP Lubricants
Crompton (Chemtura)
Orica



Food & Beverage Industry

Food & Beverage industry concerns that don’t focus enough attention on important operational details end up with stagnant or eroding profits.  Demand Solutions self-selects the best forecasting techniques for your products, while flagging exceptions that require corrective actions. Demand Solutions can help you test various scenarios against requirements and anticipate potential bottlenecks in production.

Food & Beverage manufacturers using Demand Solutions are reaping tremendous benefits from collaboration reducing forecasting errors and increasing sales with a better understanding of individual customer needs.

Strategy

Demand Solutions Forecast Management is the industry's most respected forecasting engine and data warehouse, providing 41 months of historical perspective and 24 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.

Success Stories

Alsea
Cott Beverages
Douwe Egberts
East Africa Breweries
Edward Snell & Co., Ltd.
Gloria Jean's Coffees
Hansen Natural
Heineken
Holsten
Just Born
Parmalat
Sturm Foods
Xango



Pharmaceutical/Biotech Industry

The watchword in today's competitive Pharmaceutical & Biotech industries is "global." With production facilities often spread around the world and legacy systems from the '80s and '90s often still in place, these global operations often suffer from inadequate reports, unacceptable time delays, non-standard querying, and disconnected islands of information.

While pharmaceutical & biotech are incredibly complex business environments, supply and demand planning systems from Demand Solutions are not. Demand Solutions can be implemented quickly - delivering rapid ROI. Once in operation, it optimizes production levels, manages lots intelligently according to expirations and links manufacturing facilities, inventory depots, distributors and retail channels.

Strategy

Demand Solutions Forecast Management is the industry's most respected forecasting engine and data warehouse, providing 41 months of historical perspective and 24 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.

Success Stories

Genzyme
Terumo Cardiovascular Systems



Public Sector

Manage Government Resources like Commercial Distributors

Demand Solutions makes supply chain management easy by using your existing assets. The supply and demand planning software suite works with any ERP system, making it simple to import and export data. You can trust Demand Solutions 25 years of experience with successful implementations in 74 countries.

Easy to Use. Best Practices Built In. Fast ROI


Implementation without customization
Multi-user capabilities with relational, secure data
Local support — 31 offices and 7 major support centers worldwide
World-Class Training
24 Algorithms
Manage inventory in multiple locations
Project inventory up to 72 weeks in advance with Time-Phased Safety Views
Manage Safety Stocks
Minimal IT requirements
Seamless integration to any ERP package
Dynamic, real-time aggregation
Increase customer satisfaction
Reduce inventory
Visibility into long lead times
Increase forecast accuracy
Fast ROI

Kyocera was able to:
Reduced inventory by 60%
Reduced storage costs by 60%
Reduced shipping costs by 60%

SAAB Aircraft was able to:
Implement Demand Solutions in 3 months
Reduce inventory by $6 million
Improve service levels from 95% to 97%

Lanier Worldwide was able to:
Increase inventory turns from 1.5 to 6
“Improving from 1.5 to 4 or 5 turns was pretty easy,” says the Senior Manager of Inventory




Retail Industry

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.

Strategy

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.

Success Stories

Darice
Pirtek Australia
Raymour & Flanigan
SteinhafelsService



Parts Industry

Whether dealing in automotive, industrial or electronic parts, many of the supply chain challenges faced by the service parts industry are the same: large inventories, thousands of low-and-slow items and frequent exceptions that warrant expedited delivery.

Without effective supply chain planning, service parts demand chains can become slow, costly, unresponsive and ultimately lead to lost opportunities.

Adapting Demand Solutions to your Service Parts supply issues ensures strategic management of after-sales service for mission- critical products. Strengthening the relationships with your suppliers and enabling flexible processes shortens response time, turning a "necessary evil" into a reliable profit center.

Strategy

Through the use of Demand Solutions Forecast Management, a service parts department with thousands of items can dramatically reduce labor hours required to manage parts availability. And because it is simply one of the best exception- management tools available, managing the demand chain with Demand Solutions Requirements Planning further increases the return on your Demand Solutions investment.

Success Stories

CML
Dayco
FCI
Fleetgaurd
Holley Carborators
Kyocera
Lanier
Nacco
Saab Aircraft
SmittybiltGeneral




Manufacturing Industry

Most manufacturers 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.

Demand Solutions has given visibility into these complexities for thousands of clients through robust manufacturing, demand forecasting and inventory management solutions for 24 years.

Strategy

Demand Solutions Forecast Management is the industry’s most respected forecasting engine and data warehouse, providing 41 months of historical perspective and 24 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 manufacturing environment – not based on standard lead times.

Success Stories

Hansen Natural
Murad
Paper Island
Rafaella
Seymour Manufacturing
Woodcraft Supply



Distribution

In an industry that makes all its money by managing inventory, customer service is paramount. The traditional Buy-Hold-Sell business model is driven by ensuring that you have product for your top customers and that you always have your top items on hand.

Demand Solutions demand planning and inventory management products have helped distributors get smarter about managing demand and ways to increase inventory turns. Our systems have consistently empowered distributors to weed out underperformers and focus on your most profitable opportunities.

Success Stories


Alsea
AustraliaNisbets
B&K Mueller
Cherry ElectricEast Africa Brewerie
Hansen Natural
Heineken
KyoceraLyco
Pirtek
Wincanton

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