Executive Briefings

Specialty Chemical Manufacturer Gets Enterprise-Wide Visibility and Collaboration

Challenge: Our customer was struggling with unstable demand and lack of visibility across its five manufacturing plants in a mixed MTS/MTO environment. The firm needed to improve planning processes and get everyone collaborating on one set of numbers.

Solution: After an exhaustive search across 10+ best-of-breed and ERP providers, the firm selected WAM's Supply Chain Planning Solution for its deep chemical industry functionality.  WAM implemented its suite of planning modules including statistical and collaborative forecasting, order promising, inventory optimization, distribution replenishment planning, production scheduling, and integrated business planning.

Results: In the first year of use, sales forecasting accuracy improved by 20 percentage points, on-time shipments improved by 15% and inventory levels dropped by 25%.  The company saved $4 million by responding to an unexpected plant shutdown with changes to raw material sourcing plans.  The firm is now in the process of expanding the WAM solution worldwide across its entire supply chain.

About the Solution Provider: WAM delivers advanced supply chain planning solutions designed for the process industry. WAM's solutions include a broad set of visualization, decision support, and optimization tools that address the unique challenges found in managing complex supply chains. WAM's solutions improve the speed, efficiency, flexibility, and integration of supply chain planning organizations.

Web: www.wamsystems.com

Email: info@wamsystems.com

Phone: 484-530-4380

Solution: After an exhaustive search across 10+ best-of-breed and ERP providers, the firm selected WAM's Supply Chain Planning Solution for its deep chemical industry functionality.  WAM implemented its suite of planning modules including statistical and collaborative forecasting, order promising, inventory optimization, distribution replenishment planning, production scheduling, and integrated business planning.

Results: In the first year of use, sales forecasting accuracy improved by 20 percentage points, on-time shipments improved by 15% and inventory levels dropped by 25%.  The company saved $4 million by responding to an unexpected plant shutdown with changes to raw material sourcing plans.  The firm is now in the process of expanding the WAM solution worldwide across its entire supply chain.

About the Solution Provider: WAM delivers advanced supply chain planning solutions designed for the process industry. WAM's solutions include a broad set of visualization, decision support, and optimization tools that address the unique challenges found in managing complex supply chains. WAM's solutions improve the speed, efficiency, flexibility, and integration of supply chain planning organizations.

Web: www.wamsystems.com

Email: info@wamsystems.com

Phone: 484-530-4380