Companies excelling in customer service know the importance of effective supply chain planning. Customer-focused businesses need an accurate picture of demand to drive production, inventory, distribution, and buying plans across their operations. These challenges are intensified by the effects of seasonality, promotions, and product proliferation, not to mention growth through mergers and acquisitions.
Infor SCM Demand Planning enables you to predict and shape customer demand more efficiently. Advanced statistical capabilities combined with market knowledge gained from internal and external collaboration bring pinpoint accuracy to your demand plans. The result: a single, global view of the “truth” that both provides the foundation for your sales and operations plan and helps you achieve measurable service improvements.
Infor’s demand planning solutions help companies like yours:
- Improve forecast accuracy 20-40%
- Increase on-time delivery performance up to 20%
- Slash inventory investments and increase turns by 15-30%
- Reduce obsolescence by 15%
- Lower production costs by as much as 20%
Demand Planning can be implemented at a single site or centrally with web-based access to manage a global demand plan with multiple channels to market. It enables you to improve forecast accuracy, which, in turn, drives more responsive customer service with lower inventories and reduced obsolescence. Components include:
Demand forcaster—flexible, powerful “self-learning” statistical engine, unique slow-moving stock algorithms, promotional management, and scenarios ensure a more accurate, single view of customer demand.
Collaborate—web-based access securely incorporates input from internal and external parties, including customers and suppliers and provides a platform for vendor managed inventory (VMI) and collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR).
Sales and Operations Reporting—comprehensive web-based, time-phased reporting and metrics support the sales and operations planning (S&OP) decision process in forecasting, inventory, and supply planning, as well as allow you to track, analyze, and improve supply chain performance.