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Demand Management and Planning
Companies today are faced with a number of challenges. They need to gain visibility and use customer demand information to streamline their supply chain, reduce stock holding and obsolescence whilst maintaining or improving customer service level agreements.
Customers want more for less and they demand to be satisfied more quickly, otherwise they will source alternative suppliers. Companies are responding by stretching their supply chains to breaking point, increasing the number of third parties involved, often increasing the operating cost as well as the trading risks and failing to deliver to their promises.
The executive’s challenge is to ensure that the supply chain is capable of responding to demand without increasing operating costs or trading risks.
How BearingPoint brings value
Demand Management and Planning helps companies optimise their assets whilst improving the visibility of information across the whole supply chain. BearingPoint supports clients in forecasting and demand management, supply planning, sales and operations planning, logistics and transportation planning, supplier and customer collaboration and optimisation.
Managing internal and external partner planning functions effectively on a global scale has a dramatic impact on key performance measures, allowing businesses to:
Drive higher customer service levels and sales growth
Reduce overall supply chain cost through more effective forecasting and inventory optimisation and capital asset utilisation
Drive faster ‘time to market’ for new products through the use of better internal planning functions as well as more effective collaborative planning with all trading partners within the value chain.
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