Demand Planning and Forecasting
Available from GAINS
GAINS produces a dynamic, optimal demand plan that is combined with robust inventory and replenishment optimization to reduce inventory and working capital. Our advanced Demand Planning and Forecasting capabilities include demand pattern recognition as well as demand sensing and machine learning that helps automatically detect and respond to changes. It all adds up to higher forecast accuracy and improved service levels, reduced expediting costs and increased revenue — achieved in a matter of weeks.
Better Accuracy. Faster Response.
Because GAINS operates as a fully-integrated supply chain planning and optimization suite, Demand Planning and Forecasting is a critical prerequisite to optimizing global inventory and maximizing return on assets (ROA). As an integral input to Inventory Optimization, Demand Planning and Forecasting provides highly accurate baseline forecasts. By synchronizing planning across the organization and among enterprises as part of the SI&OP process, GAINS helps accelerate supply chain response time.
Automatically selects the most plausible model from 40 statistical models
Facilitates promotions & project management
Integrates extrinsic leading indicators
Provides exception planning & improves planner productivity
Enables collaboration with bottom-up & top-down processes
Manages customer and collaborative forecasts
Allocates based on profitability
Plans new & short-life cycle items
Offers long-term predictive demand sensing