Video Supply Chain Case Studies
Vanguard Predictive Planning™ is a state-of-the-art, market-leading, native cloud platform that enables our clients to achieve breakaway performance through collaborative planning.
Whether an organization is planning within one line of business such as the supply chain, or connecting plans across all lines of business with true Integrated Business Planning, Vanguard Predictive Planning is the most scalable, flexible, and user-friendly option on the market.
In this series of video supply chain case studies, we will discuss how Aurobindo, Buy Auto Parts, Microvention, and a Global Footwear company were able to achieve success by utilizing Vanguard Predictive Planning™.
Pharmaceutical company Aurobindo needed a solution to address typical industry challenges: large monetary investments, technical and regulatory uncertainty, and managing a portfolio of products at various stages of development. Vanguard delivered a system that allows the company to test different courses of action and perform sensitivity analyses to quantify the effects of drivers on outcomes.
Buy Auto Parts approached Vanguard with its current start of challenges and was quickly impressed with the scalability of the Vanguard Planning Platform. Results were visible from the beginning. Planners and business analysts were quickly able to understand the sales cycle curves and trusted the tool to handle the lead and cost variations between categories.
MircoVention develops devices and technologies that treat vascular diseases and associated complications such as brain aneurysms. Prior to when MircoVention implemented Vanguard Predictive Planning™, sales and operation planners had to hustle through manual processes for gathering data and preparing forecasts each month. These processes were not only labor intensive, but rife with guesswork, input error and formatting inconsistencies. The result was unreliable sales forecasts, which led to faulty demand planning, ill-timed production scheduling, and unsustainable high operating costs.
One of the largest athletic footwear companies in the world faced supply chain planning challenges typical for the footwear and apparel industry. Boasting an enormous portfolio of high-end fashion products, particularly in the Asian market, the company’s planners struggled to keep up with high product style turnover and countless new product introductions. Additionally, they faced planning obstacles brought on by an extensive network of omnichannel sales including direct to consumer ecommerce, brick and mortar, as well as a world-wide network of distributors and retailers. Employees across the globe were working in silos, speaking various languages, and using vastly different processes. The company required a solution that would support the input of critical insights from the Sales teams about changes in the market like new customers, retailer, channels, trends and products. Attempts at data gathering and analysis in a siloed environment had resulted in a lack of c-suite confidence in the forecasting and planning processes. The company needed a planning system that was flexible, unified, and supported a global rollout.
Download this series of video supply chain case studies videos to discover the success that Vanguard customers have been able to achieve with Vanguard Predictive Planning™.