Handy Living, a Furniture Retailer, Trusts Vanguard Software for New Product Forecasting

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With the customer in mind, Handy Living has been designing easy-to-assemble furniture that pairs functionality with the latest innovations in manufacturing

Handy Living

What sets them apart from their competitors is the convenience of how their customers receive their products, since most of their products fit into one standard box.  This eliminates the need to wait for a delivery person or worry that it won’t fit through the door.  All their products for shipment go through ISTA-3A transit testing (the most stringent small package test in the marketplace) to ensure their product arrives to their customer’s door undamaged.

It all starts from inside the box, Handy Living envisioned their furniture to be efficient, stylistic, properly scaled, easy to transport, easy to assemble, and affordable.  To achieve all of these objectives, the manufacturing system needed to be streamlined.

From this, the Handy Lock™ assembly system was born.  This innovative system eliminates the need for a screwdriver, or any tools for that matter, to assemble their furniture.  This is all possible through hardware that slides, clicks, or locks into place.

Handy Living’s steps toward innovation have allowed them to serve their customers better by introducing new products year-round to ensure their needs are met.  In 2018 alone, 500 new items were added to the offerings and they are currently on track to introduce 800 completely new items on top of that before the end of 2019.  This caused a need for a highly sophisticated solution that could accurately conduct new product forecasting.  And Handy Living has found just the solution with Vanguard Predictive Planning.

We understand new product forecasting is one of the greatest challenges in supply chain management.  Vanguard has created five methods to solve for this:  comparable forecasting, spread curves, supersessions, adoption modeling, or a combination of the prior mentioned methods.  However your business views new product forecasting, we have the solution for you.

Reach out today if your company faces challenges related to new product forecasting.

About Vanguard Software

Vanguard Software introduced its first product for decision support analysis in 1995. Today, companies across every major industry and more than 60 countries rely on the Vanguard Predictive Planning™ platform to reduce overstocks, optimize inventory distribution, reduce supply costs with an agile platform based on advanced algorithmic modeling. Based in Cary, North Carolina, Vanguard Software makes every supply chain more resilient through better forecasting, scheduling, and replenishment.