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Specialty Chemical Manufacturer Optimizes Supply Chain Operations across Four Continents

Challenge: A specialty chemical manufacturer with seasonal market demand was struggling with limited visibility to its global operations. The company needed to integrate many different ERP systems and add advanced planning tools to improve planning, forecasting and scheduling capabilities and increase visibility to complex demand patterns.

Solution: They selected WAM's Supply Chain Planning Solution for its built-in chemical functionality and ability to manage complex cyclical production.  We integrated their ERP systems into a single planning database which introduced a truly collaborative planning environment.  We then enhanced their sales forecasting, inventory management, production scheduling, ATP/CTP, and global visibility to the supply chain.

Results: The results included a 20% reduction in inventory levels, 50% reduction in forecast error, reduction in production scheduling from days to hours, and an enhanced ability to respond to plan disruptions and changes.  The global supply chain planning team now collaborates with one process, one tool and one set of numbers.

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: They selected WAM's Supply Chain Planning Solution for its built-in chemical functionality and ability to manage complex cyclical production.  We integrated their ERP systems into a single planning database which introduced a truly collaborative planning environment.  We then enhanced their sales forecasting, inventory management, production scheduling, ATP/CTP, and global visibility to the supply chain.

Results: The results included a 20% reduction in inventory levels, 50% reduction in forecast error, reduction in production scheduling from days to hours, and an enhanced ability to respond to plan disruptions and changes.  The global supply chain planning team now collaborates with one process, one tool and one set of numbers.

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