Manufacturing Supply Chain
Automate Your End-to-end Planning
Unified plans and end-to-end visibility are difficult to attain within the complex manufacturing supply chain. Vanguard Software saves costs and optimizes lead times with an AI-based analytics platform that models unlimited scenarios for prescriptive insights across sales, demand, supply, and finance departments.
Unify Manufacturing Predictive Planning
Manufacturers face increasing challenges to maximize both profitability and customer service. Product mixes are more diverse, industrial supply chains more complex, and customer requirements more demanding. Attempting to manage this new industrial supply chain requires more than a hodgepodge of partially connected databases and BI tools.
Vanguard Predictive Planning™ for Manufacturing Supply Chain Planning is a unified cloud planning system that automates forecasting processes while applying best-in-class analytics to optimize capacity planning, production throughput, and service and inventory levels. Vanguard easily explodes Bill of Materials (BOM) from finished goods forecasts and provides complex portfolio analyses and what-if testing using Monte Carlo simulation. In fact, Vanguard is one of the only forecasting & planning platforms built with state-of-the-art modeling and simulation capabilities to holistically analyze varying courses of action and outcome probabilities under unlimited scenarios.
To improve margins, Vanguard reduces costs by automating routine and complex decision-making processes and by connecting manufacturers in real-time with suppliers and buyers for improved supply chain efficiency and customer service. All of this maximizes the effectiveness of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), including Integrated Business Planning (IBP) with full financial integration.
Vanguard Predictive Planning for Manufacturing Supply Chain Planning supports all types of data synchronization, including near real-time point-of-sale (POS) transactions. This enables Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) collaborations that cut costs out of the supply chain to benefit both you and your vendors. The system’s advanced-analytic modeling and simulation capabilities support omnichannel sales and delivery while ensuring optimal inventory and labor — down to the store level. All of this is key to balancing product breadth and depth for best net-profit assortment allocations that span thousands of SKUs and, potentially, hundreds of locations.
Most analysts agree that as demand planning teams mature, they incorporate more collaboration into their processes. Many will incorporate internal and external partners, as well. Vanguard’s Collaboration Hub is not your basic collaboration feature. It is a state-of-the-art, news-feed-style collaboration tool with broadcasting, real-time “actions” directly from the hub, search, browse, and more.
Aerospace Manufacturer Reduces Inventory While Maintaining Service Levels
Demand forecasting for MRO and spare parts is an overwhelmingly labor-intensive task, not to mention, prone to error. One of Vanguard’s customers, A world leader in the design, manufacturing, and service of aircraft engines needed to forecast manufacturing parts used in their enterprise maintenance plans. Download this case study today to see how we automated manufacturing supply chain planning for our aerospace client.
With Vanguard Predictive Planning™, they were able to:
- Automate MRO and Spare Parts Forecasting
- Reduce inventory while maintaining service levels
- Optimally price new maintenance contracts