Vanguard’s Supply Chain Solution helped Country Malt break down barriers between demand planning, inventory planning, and replenishment.
The beer brewing industry has been around for thousands of years, and, while the business behind brewing may be different, relatively little much has changed in ingredients and technology. Both big and small breweries alike use malt as a main ingredient, and Country Malt Group understands the importance of high-quality ingredients to their customers.
With the rapid surge of the craft beverage industry and CMG’s growth to its current position as a leader in the distribution business and the lack of a fully integrated planning solution, CMG identified an opportunity to improve their planning process and bridge the existing gap between their Financial & Operational Plans.
The lack of fully integrated tools and processes required a significant amount of manual input and maintenance, with a higher risk for errors and inaccuracies and lacked end-to-end visibility not allow for efficient collaboration throughput their supply chain.
In order to break down the barriers between financial planning, demand planning, and inventory planning, Country Malt Group needed a unified planning platform that allowed for cross departmental collaboration.
Looking to change the paradigm around demand planning in a slow-to-advance industry, and with no true supply chain solution for planning in place, Country Malt choose Vanguard Software to help them grow revenue and reduce costs related to expiring ingredients as well as storage. Vanguard’s supply chain solution has enabled Country Malt to modernize their supply chain, moving away from making manual inputs to now having an automated supply chain that alerts planners when adjustments need to be made to demand and inventory.
Vanguard Predictive Planning™ allows Country Malt to model their inventory optimization and see how different scenarios will impact their supply chain. Before, Country Malt’s planners were having to make manual inputs which was hindering their ability to make strategic decisions. By utilizing Vanguard, planners are able to spend time determining optimal strategies based on real time data and market insights.
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