Supply Chain Forecasting and Demand Planning
Simple item level forecasting can satisfy many businesses, but
with ever-increasing complexity being introduced by shorter product
life cycles, expanding regional and global customer bases and an
explosion of new product variations and alternative brands,
advanced demand management becomes a necessity.
In addition, the way we do business is also changing.
Manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers need to
constantly collaborate with their suppliers to ensure that they are
constantly in synchronization with demand variations caused by
promotional plans and new product introductions.
Hence, the need for a single, accurate and up-to-date demand
forecast is greater than ever and the challenge companies face is
to design an effective demand management process that is easy to
understand, use and maintain.
Optimiza Demand Planner (ODP) has been designed to meet these
The functionality within ODP demand management software includes
tournament forecasting, sales history cleansing, top-down bottom-up
forecasting, new part introductions, life cycle management, event
and promotional management and accuracy and alerts function. The
Data Streaming functionality allows the forecast to be viewed and
managed from any angle.
ODP interfaces with in-house Host or ERP systems in a number of
different ways i.e. via a simple flat file transfer, an ETL direct
database interface tool.
Our inventory optimisation modelling tool Optimiza Inventory
Planner complements ODP by converting the resulting line item
forecast into the optimal inventory levels and replenishment plan.
Our first class network design software CAST Aurora complements
Optimiza by modelling global or regional supply chain networks and
can be used in combination with or independently of our Optimiza
More than 600 companies and 4,000 people involved in supply
chain planning across Europe, the USA, Asia Pacific, Australia and
Africa have, in partnership with Barloworld Supply Chain Software,
gained better control of their supply chains and created
opportunities to model the future of their companies. We would be
delighted to share some of our individual experiences with you.
Please contact us for our case studies and testimonials.