Excellence in Demand Planning
An optimized demand plan facilitates the successful coordination of supply and demand, minimizing high inventory costs and sales losses while increasing delivery capacity and transparency in the supply chain.
Digitalization supports a better forecast of future sales using statistical forecasting methods (Demand Sensing).
Big data enables the active influence on the demand (Demand Shaping).
The holistic and integrated BearingPoint Planning Approach supports you in the optimally aligning supply and demand. We consider planning processes, planning organization and method, and planning applications along with relevant KPI’s.
How BearingPoint brings value
Our experts have supported many clients in optimizing their demand planning. Our solution portfolio consists of the following components:
- Analysis: “Demand Planning Process Maturity Model“-Assessment identifies optimization possibilities in the existing planning landscape
- Implementation: Development of effective and efficient solutions for the planning process and assurance of the integration of current planning processes in the organization
- Integration: Procedural integration of operative planning processes and transformation of operative subplans in the finance plan
- Optimization: Assurance of profitability of the demand plan by deploying modern state-of-the-art planning methods to increase the forecast accuracy and the use of relevant KPI’s to measure the process efficiency and effectiveness
- Transparency: Increase supply chain transparency through modern reporting systems
- Risk-Management: Implementation of scenario planning for long-term forecast of customer needs and shifts in demand, market developments. as well as technologies
- Software Selection: Selection of appropriate planning applications and algorithms that can be easily adapted to the existing IT-landscape