Executive Briefings

Integration of Client-Customer Systems Yields Finely-Tuned Replenishment Success

Challenge: A manufacturer of high precision machined components was unable to meet the stocking requirements of their largest customer. Though their customer had placed their supply management system online their constant changing of requirements made it difficult for the company to keep pace. Their first option was to create a series of complex spreadsheets to help manage the data. Unfortunately, that process required nearly two hours a day to prepare and despite their efforts stock-outs increased to nearly 50% of managed SKU's.

Solution: Using DemandCaster®, we integrated their customer's on line stock status and demand plans with our client's ERP-system data. That connection allowed our client to calibrate their replenishment based on their customer's point of use stock and shared forecast data.

Results: Within four months, our client dramatically improved performance across a number of key metrics, including reducing stock-outs to 3% of SKU's and WIP by more than 50%.

About the Solution Provider: Cadent Resources, Inc. is an operations consulting and technology firm dedicated to helping manufacturing and distribution organizations measurably improve the performance of their operations and supply chains. Our mission is to help implement robust demand planning and supply execution processes that sustainably reduce inventory, improve service and generate cash.

Web:  www.demandcaster.com

Email:  marketing@cadentresources.com

Phone:  (866) 865-2714

Solution: Using DemandCaster®, we integrated their customer's on line stock status and demand plans with our client's ERP-system data. That connection allowed our client to calibrate their replenishment based on their customer's point of use stock and shared forecast data.

Results: Within four months, our client dramatically improved performance across a number of key metrics, including reducing stock-outs to 3% of SKU's and WIP by more than 50%.

About the Solution Provider: Cadent Resources, Inc. is an operations consulting and technology firm dedicated to helping manufacturing and distribution organizations measurably improve the performance of their operations and supply chains. Our mission is to help implement robust demand planning and supply execution processes that sustainably reduce inventory, improve service and generate cash.

Web:  www.demandcaster.com

Email:  marketing@cadentresources.com

Phone:  (866) 865-2714