Collaboration

Take collaborative planning to a new level with CPFR

The best forecasts seamlessly incorporate input from a wide range of stakeholders. True supply chain collaboration can lead to better inventory planning and optimization. But if you've tried working with suppliers in different locations and time zones, you know that email falls well short of what you need from a collaborative planning tool. 

Demand Solutions DSX saves time and reduces errors by letting all your stakeholders edit one central forecast. It provides collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR) functionality that lets you build a framework for greater supply chain collaboration. With DSX, you can create a supply network that includes:

  • Credible demand and replenishment signals
  • Shared business processes with customers and suppliers
  • Exception-based management of key performance indicators
  • Coordinated workflow and activity among all trading partners
  • A common view of business performance through a secure cloud-based solution

Demand Solutions DSX works seamlessly across disparate applications and organizations. You can easily share your planning work with all your stakeholders.

And because Demand Solutions DSX runs in the cloud, you can get powerful supply chain collaboration functionality without making an up-front investment in software licenses and implementation.

Enhance Forecast Management and Inventory Planning

A true collaborative forecast will take into account factors from beyond your company. Accurate CPFR improves customer service, enhances inventory planning and optimization, and ultimately increases net sales.

Demand Solutions DSX goes beyond your core forecasting activities to include your external trading partners and internal departments — in real time, with a cloud-based solution. You get a more accurate forecast, and your trading partners and customers gain visibility into their account plans with the ability to make enhancements. With collaborative planning, everyone can focus on value-added analysis instead of data collection.

Manage the Constant Change in Your Supply Chain

Picture a familiar scenario:

  • Customer A cancelled a promotion
  • Customer B added a campaign
  • Customer C added a promotion
  • Customer A decided to add the promotion two days later

With Demand Solutions DSX, you know all of this as it happens because you have complete visibility into not only your own supply chain, but also those of your trading partners and customers. You choose the rules and thresholds that will trigger real-time alerts. Your staff can take action on each problem as soon as it happens, and you can more efficiently manage each individual's contribution to the total. You also maintain real-time visibility into exception management.

Tailor Supply Chain Collaboration to the Way You Work

Tailor CPFR to support your business. With Demand Solutions DSX, you can produce more accurate sales and order forecasts, employ automatic exception management and alert notifications, simplify promotion planning, and easily analyze business trends. As a result, you can:

  • Increase your supply chain visibility
  • Optimize your inventories
  • Reduce stock-outs
  • Lower costs
  • Increase customer satisfaction
  • Boost revenue

Manage Urgent Issues Proactively

Demand Solutions DSX gives you the flexibility to share your planned order forecasts with key suppliers so you can work together to address problems. Business alerts, prioritized lists of critical events, and automatic resolutions help you focus your resources on urgent issues. 

With Demand Solutions DSX, you can synchronize your customer demand with supplier capabilities for optimized inventory and production. Dynamic views let you aggregate and disaggregate items at various levels of detail. By managing your supply chain collaboratively, you can gain a lasting competitive advantage.

Make Faster Decisions with Dashboards

Present your critical data visually in summary form. With Demand Solutions DSX, you can customize your dashboards by job function so your planners can see the views they need. Everyone can make faster decisions and respond to management's need to see forecasting information presented in multiple formats.

See how Demand Solutions DSX is enabling supply chain collaboration success for thousands of companies.

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