Demand Planning and Forecasting

Description

Supply chain leaders recognize that an integrated view of customer demand is imperative to achieving optimal results, and to steering clear of catastrophe. Vanguard Predictive Planning for Demand Planning keeps you ahead of potential issues through maximum transparency and visibility, and improved collaboration throughout the enterprise and value chain.

Key Challenges

New product introductions

Product proliferation, global sourcing, and omni-channel sales and delivery requirements have made it harder than ever to meet demand at a profit. All too often, organizations sacrifice working capital, customer satisfaction, or profit to mitigate inventory errors.

Lengthy lead times for raw materials

Supply chain complexity has outstripped spreadsheet forecasting and raised the specter of failure on other key challenges

Difficulty integrating time-series forecasting

Difficulty integrating time-series forecasting with workforce knowledge. Disparate and unintegrated data

Solution

Vanguard Predictive Planning for Demand Planning & Forecasting

Exceptional forecasts can tell you what will sell, when, and where. Advanced modeling and simulation tells you how best to do it. The days of building spreadsheet models are over.

Consolidated view of demand and supply across facilities

Vanguard offers a consolidated view of demand and supply across facilities, product families, and lines of business. From this vantage, it’s easier to factor in promotions, advertising, new product introductions, seasonality, competitor actions, and virtually all of the drivers that shape short- and long-term forecasts.

Review projections, model unlimited what-if scenarios

Review projections, model unlimited what-if scenarios, and align goals with expectations. The returns are dramatic: increased revenues, profitability, and customer satisfaction; all while reducing safety stock and other inventory-related expenses.

Customer Feedback

“We are making strategic decisions that have long-term impacts on our business. Without Vanguard, we would not have the visibility and analysis we need to make the right decisions.” Joachim Schwarzkopf, MBA, PhD, Senior Portfolio Manager, Novartis -Vaccines & Diagnostics