Industries

Major challenges that we address in different industries.

Retail

  • Managing daily and weekly demand profiles per location
  • Managing high seasonality profiles
  • Maintaining high service levels while considering cost of holding inventory
  • Short product life cycle
  • Effects of merchandising and minimum shelf display
  • Promotional, or any special event planning
  • Large volume of orders across multiple suppliers and distribution networks
  • Multi-channel demand

Food & Beverage

  • Short shelf life and product expiration
  • High levels of customer satisfaction required
  • Large volumes of promotions and the effect it has on other products in the same category
  • High seasonality profiles
  • Understanding customers’ spending behaviour across a group of products and replenishing accordingly
  • Unit of measure: bridging the gap between sales unit of measure and purchasing unit of measure
  • Automation of product ranging

Manufacturing

  • Production planning, considering forecasted demand, capacity available and calendar constraints
  • Balancing high levels of customer service vs. manufacturing efficiencies
  • Managing slow moving products with high variability (long tail of demand)
  • Managing raw materials or component availability with long lead times

Healthcare / Pharmaceutical / Vet

  • High customer service levels required for slow moving products
  • Managing product shelf life
  • Reducing waste
  • Reducing obsolescence
  • Long supplier and/or manufacturing lead times
  • Managing different sales patters from the private market and the tender market
  • Big economic order quantities
  • Sales collaboration
  • Extreme seasonality

Retail

  • Managing daily and weekly demand profiles per location
  • Managing high seasonality profiles
  • Maintaining high service levels while considering cost of holding inventory
  • Short product life cycle
  • Effects of merchandising and minimum shelf display
  • Promotional, or any special event planning
  • Large volume of orders across multiple suppliers and distribution networks
  • Multi-channel demand

Food & Beverage

  • Short shelf life and product expiration
  • High levels of customer satisfaction required
  • Large volumes of promotions and the effect it has on other products in the same category
  • High seasonality profiles
  • Understanding customers’ spending behaviour across a group of products and replenishing accordingly
  • Unit of measure: bridging the gap between sales unit of measure and purchasing unit of measure
  • Automation of product ranging

Manufacturing

  • Production planning, considering forecasted demand, capacity available and calendar constraints
  • Balancing high levels of customer service vs. manufacturing efficiencies
  • Managing slow moving products with high variability (long tail of demand)
  • Managing raw materials or component availability with long lead times

Healthcare / Pharmaceutical / Vet

  • High customer service levels required for slow moving products
  • Managing product shelf life
  • Reducing waste
  • Reducing obsolescence
  • Long supplier and/or manufacturing lead times
  • Managing different sales patters from the private market and the tender market
  • Big economic order quantities
  • Sales collaboration
  • Extreme seasonality

Aftermarket Parts & Services

  • Managing a large number of parts with intermittent demand (long tail of demand)
  • Automation of new product introduction
  • Complex supersession and replacement rules
  • Managing fair allocation across multi-level inventory
  • Dealing with multiple constraints from suppliers

Consumer Goods & Wholesale Distribution

  • Managing B2B demand
  • Large number of product locations in a multi-echelon environment
  • Managing slow moving items with intermittent demand (Long tail of demand)
  • Seasonality
  • Short product life cycles
  • Long lead times from suppliers
  • Promotional and/or event planning

Telecom

  • Driving increase in average revenue per user (sale of a smartphone is also a contract on service provider)
  • Managing short product life cycle and high value of product
  • Commoditisation
  • High demand volatility due to omni-channel
  • Promotional activity and seasonality
  • High chum rates

MRO

  • Large parts catalogues with diverse demand and supply behaviours
  • Managing inventory holding cost across very expensive to low cost items
  • Super-session and substitution of products
  • High seasonality

Aftermarket Parts & Services

  • Managing a large number of parts with intermittent demand (long tail of demand)
  • Automation of new product introduction
  • Complex supersession and replacement rules
  • Managing fair allocation across multi-level inventory
  • Dealing with multiple constraints from suppliers

Consumer Goods & Wholesale Distribution

  • Managing B2B demand
  • Large number of product locations in a multi-echelon environment
  • Managing slow moving items with intermittent demand (Long tail of demand)
  • Seasonality
  • Short product life cycles
  • Long lead times from suppliers
  • Promotional and/or event planning

Telecom

  • Driving increase in average revenue per user (sale of a smartphone is also a contract on service provider)
  • Managing short product life cycle and high value of product
  • Commoditisation
  • High demand volatility due to omni-channel
  • Promotional activity and seasonality
  • High chum rates

MRO

  • Large parts catalogues with diverse demand and supply behaviours
  • Managing inventory holding cost across very expensive to low cost items
  • Super-session and substitution of products
  • High seasonality

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