The Right Materials in the Right Place at the Right Time
Vanguard Demand Planning is geared to help manufacturers forecast demand for all resources required in the manufacturing process — raw materials, people, equipment, and finished goods. Our industry-leading forecast engine predicts your demand for finished-goods. Then, we apply a hierarchical, time-dependent Bill Of Materials (BOM) to explode (or reverse engineer) your finished-goods demand into demand for all components required in the manufacturing process.
Vanguard automates routine tasks and applies advanced-analytic methods to optimize key drivers affecting your entire demand planning and management process. Web-based workflow design lets you merge sales and inventory data with workforce knowledge of internal and marketplace changes. The results are streamlined supply-chain and fulfillment processes, lower operating costs, and improved customer service and profits.
There’s “forecasting,” and then there’s forecasting! This WHITE PAPER pulls the real stuff out from standard-BI fare. Why care? Because BI, CPM, and ERP all need better ROI.