Planners can go back to a specific time period and visually simulate subsequent events, comparing actual, planned and potential scenarios. In the process, they can diagnose strengths and weaknesses, with the goal of achieving continuous improvement. For example, comparing "potential" and "planned" scenarios allows users to show the value of manual overrides. If the override adds value, Instant Replay identifies how the planning model should be improved. If it does the opposite, the system identifies where the sales and operations planning (S&OP) process needs to be tuned. ToolsGroup offers applications for supply-chain planning in such areas as demand forecasting and collaboration, S&OP, demand sensing, promotion forecasting and multi-echelon inventory optimization.
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