Supply Planning and Operations


Meeting demand across your supplier and distribution network requires proper planning, great agility, and reliable execution. Ensuring that your fulfillment centers remain resilient to fluctuations in product flow and demand while keeping cost-to-serve down is essential.

Supply planners are forced to act on instinct when balancing the stream of products through various nodes of your supply chain. Many report that the responsibility is “more art than science”. This leads to inconsistent results and high cost of emergency measures to handle capacity overages.

Unpredictability in the supply chain means your plan has to remain flexible up to the minute. Without immediate notification of slowdowns or capacity shifts, you will see cascading effects across your entire network. When acting proactively fails, you need to ensure that your reactions are swift and comprehensive.

Key Features & Functionality

  • Bird’s-eye view dashboard gives planners deep insight into network health
  • Capacity alerts give quick access to planning tools and exception handling
  • Visualize trends by region or facility to improve future planning and resource allocation
  • Navigate approval workflows to ensure oversight of expenses incurred by exceptions
  • Quickly access tasks to review plan overrides and approve emergency changes
  • Manage planning team by region to ensure distributed workload
  • Sandbox resourcing scenarios against forecast data and view expected network impact

Benefits & Business Impact

Our accelerator enables planners to turn projections and demand insights into actions on the ground. By communicating recommendations around exception planning directly to warehouse management, your capacity issues can be avoided proactively with minimal cost.

Planners backed by optimization tools and data models can run scenarios to determine the best course of action and submit for executive approval through our managed process. This ensures the best course of action is reliably chosen with little lag time.

By leveraging historical trends and up-to-the-minute forecasts, you will have increased certainty of delivery time, improved supply network reliability, and minimized inventory costs.