Leading Global Snack and Soda Company Case Study

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By implementing S&OP, a leading global snack and soda company can optimize inventory levels

This leading snack and soda company has evolved its products to keep up with the preferences of changing tastes and lifestyles to stay ahead of the market. With goals to salvage, repair, and refurbish snack machines to lengthen the lifespan of their equipment, they implemented Vanguard’s cloud-based Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) solution to increase margins and save costs over time.

This leading global snack and soda company deployed Vanguard’s cloud-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) solution to automate their extensive manual spreadsheet-based forecasts for equipment repair and refurbishment plans.

Vanguard Software’s solution leverages AI to automate demand and supply planning while improving forecast accuracy and optimize inventory levels. By implementing a robust and sustainable planning process, this leading global snack and soda company is able to optimize internal and external orders and improve inventory turns,

With Vanguard Predictive Planning™, they were able to:

  • Optimize inventory levels needed to support equipment placement forecasts and increase inventory turns.
  • Improve utilization of their equipment rather than purchasing new equipment.
  • Provide external vendors with planned purchases and optimized order quantities, improving vendor-client relationships.

“Vanguard Software was able to improve our forecast accuracy by over 50%!”

VP of Supply Chain, Global Pharmaceutical Company