The Importance of APS in Demand Planning

Facts & Figures

In today’s volatile business environment, it is necessary to predict demand with as much accuracy as possible in order to be successful in a competitive marketplace. As supply chains become more complex, increased pressure is placed on the functions that are responsible for demand planning. Hence, there is a need for tools that support such functions. Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) is becoming a more common characteristic of companies at the forefront of demand planning, as an essential supporting tool. BearingPoint conducted a survey, summarised in this collateral, with the purpose to identify the extent to which companies are using APS within their demand planning process and what they identify as improvement areas.