Manufacturing companies today face increasing
challenges to maximizing both profitability and customer service.
Product mixes are more diverse, requiring advanced forecasting
processes, portfolio analysis, and efficient Sales and Operations
Planning (S&OP). To combat lower margins, manufacturers need to
reduce costs by automating routine and complex decision-making
processes. Supply chain networks are more complex. Manufacturers have
no choice but to collaborate in real-time with suppliers and develop
robust supply chains. Customers are more demanding and in highly
competitive markets, outstanding customer service is essential.
The Vanguard System™ is a comprehensive business solution
for improving the quality, reliability, and speed of management
decisions. It does this by helping you Collaborate
with colleagues on important plans, Analyze
alternatives using state-of-the-art modeling and
simulation techniques, Automate routine
decisions using expert system technology, and Improve
overall management effectiveness by adding structure to
a normally chaotic process.
Business improvement is all about working smarter. Vanguard brings
together the people, analytics, and systems required to help your
business operate intelligently.
Here are just a few of the ways Vanguard supports the
- Demand forecasting: Predict demand for final
products and raw materials, even when historical data is
- Mix / Portfolio analysis: Optimize product
portfolios, pricing, and promotions.
- Product development: Estimate lifecycle costs
and forecast adoption across all channels.
- Sales and operations planning (S&OP):
Enable real-time collaboration between Marketing &
Sales and Operations to ensure production capacity can profitably
support customer demand (and vice versa).
- Supply chain planning: Optimize your supply
chain network, inventory levels, distribution plans, and
- Information sharing: Involve suppliers and
customers in planning processes. Dynamically receive their latest
demand and material availability estimates.
- Operational efficiency: Conduct process
improvement/Six Sigma projects to reduce costs, cycle times, and
- Equipment diagnostics: Expertly guide
operators, technicians, and support agents through complex
troubleshooting processes using automated question-and-answer
- Surveys and research: Know your market and
understand your customers' needs, wishes, and opinions using
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