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Inventory Optimization

Inventory Optimization Software

Not Too Little, Not Too Much — A Math-Proven ‘Just Right’

Streamline inventory management and improve financial results. Vanguard Inventory Optimization software automates the analyses of your entire inventory cycle, integrating historical sales data and key insights from individuals throughout your organization.

Our advanced-analytic system captures myriad nuances in your data to determine optimal service levels, safety stock, reorder points, order quantities, and other key metrics. And it reveals product and product-line profitability in net terms for sharper bottom-line analysis. The results include labor savings, increased operating efficiency, and superior optimization of your inventory investment.

There’s “forecasting,” and then there’s forecasting. These WHITE  PAPERS pull the real stuff out from the standard BI fare. Why Care? Because BI, CPM, and ERP need better ROI.

Why Vanguard Inventory Optimization

The benefits are multiple: sharper insight into product demand patterns, lower safety stock, improved service level and faster response to market changes. How? Analytic automation applies the optimal forecast method, always. Advanced process design plugs the right people (i.e., foreknowledge) into that equation. But the real power is exceptional forecasting and optimization.

Vanguard analyzes your inventory with greater rigor and precision than just about any other inventory management application in market. Detailed simulation and optimization modules adjust for complicating factors such as strong seasonal demand, limited historical sales, and more. Every bit of savings that can be wrung from your process goes straight to your bottom line.

  • Lower inventory
  • Fewer stockouts
  • Higher customer satisfaction
  • Reduced error (emergency orders, unnecessary expenses)
  • Lower labor requirements
  • Higher profit


Vanguard Inventory Optimization solutions are built using the modules in Vanguard Forecast Server™,  our business planning platform for IBP and S&OP. Forecast Server’s collaborative, web-based application modules unite roles, teams, and departments in achieving the most accurate forecasts in the world – bar none.

  • Synthesize inputs from multiple remote users in real time – anywhere, any browser or device.
  • Run exhaustive simulations faster than any competitor.
  • Integrate outputs directly with existing ERP systems.
  • Tap source data directly to eliminate spreadsheet cut-and-paste, manual processing, errors, version confusion, and static reports.
  • Promote adoption — highly intuitive interface, time-saving automation, dynamic reporting options (dollars, units, etc.), and minimal required software or statistics knowledge.
  • Forecast demand for products in new, growth, and mature stages.
  • Monitor a crystal-clear audit trail to easily manage user access, assumption changes, and proposals.
  • Let world-class advanced analytics determine your optimal statistical method for each forecast, or select an override to reflect foreknowledge not present in your data.
  • Monitor accuracy and forecast performance over time.
  • Drill down through line items to reveal forecast assumptions in micro detail.
  • Roll up data for innumerable macro views. Slice and dice across products, customer, regions, etc.
  • Integrates with Vanguard’s business forecasting and planning platform for complete IBP / S&OP capability.

The Vanguard Difference

Vanguard Software has two-decades of experience building advanced forecasting and planning systems for many of the world’s most influential and respected companies. We’re uniquely qualified to help you realize above-market returns on what we know to be unmatched business-analytics software.