Executive Briefings

Sporting Goods Leader Strives for a Best-in-Class Supply Chain

Challenge: Double-digit annual growth, a growing number of SKUs to plan for, and demands for excellent customer service led to the search for improvements in the area of supply chain planning.

Solution: A companywide integrated business planning (IBP) initiative coupled with the deployment of Demand Solutions' supply chain planning suite to support the new IBP process.

Results: The combination of the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process and Demand Solutions' Supply Chain Planning Suite provides a single source of the truth across the company. Separate systems, used by 22 business units, including the demand planners, supply planners, and finance and marketing functions were consolidated into one shared IBP system. The results included significant time savings in the monthly planning and forecasting processes. Numerous manual processes were eliminated. Despite their robust revenue growth, no additional headcount was needed. Faster purchases, more accurate buys, increased forecast accuracy and reduced stock-outs were achieved.

About the Solution Provider: Demand Solutions provides a complete, integrated supply chain planning suite for companies of all sizes. Capabilities include: demand planning, forecasting, inventory planning, sales & operations planning (S&OP), collaboration, and advanced planning & scheduling. The solution has been deployed by over 3,000 companies. It’s available as a cloud or on-premises deployment.

Web: www.demandsolutions.com

Email: info@demandsolutions.com

Phone: 800-886-3737

Solution: A companywide integrated business planning (IBP) initiative coupled with the deployment of Demand Solutions' supply chain planning suite to support the new IBP process.

Results: The combination of the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process and Demand Solutions' Supply Chain Planning Suite provides a single source of the truth across the company. Separate systems, used by 22 business units, including the demand planners, supply planners, and finance and marketing functions were consolidated into one shared IBP system. The results included significant time savings in the monthly planning and forecasting processes. Numerous manual processes were eliminated. Despite their robust revenue growth, no additional headcount was needed. Faster purchases, more accurate buys, increased forecast accuracy and reduced stock-outs were achieved.

About the Solution Provider: Demand Solutions provides a complete, integrated supply chain planning suite for companies of all sizes. Capabilities include: demand planning, forecasting, inventory planning, sales & operations planning (S&OP), collaboration, and advanced planning & scheduling. The solution has been deployed by over 3,000 companies. It’s available as a cloud or on-premises deployment.

Web: www.demandsolutions.com

Email: info@demandsolutions.com

Phone: 800-886-3737