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Decision support meets modeling

Vanguard System for Supply Chain Collaboration and Modeling

Dynamic capability drives dynamic perspective. The reverse is also true in defining risk analysis, cost modeling, and business intelligence. Vanguard System brings real-time enterprise collaboration to all facets of business modeling and quantitative management. Our system bolsters your collective efficiency with ironclad capabilities such as:

  • Modeling and simulation
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Visually-aided modeling
  • Predictive advanced analytics

New application development

Vanguard System for Supply Chain Collaboration and Modeling

Vanguard System gives you access to a dynamic and collaborative development environment with best-in-market tools for modeling and simulation, application development, and predictive analytics. Leverage forecastingdecision tree analysisMonte Carlo simulationWeb app development, and optimization modules for further return on your investment.

Vanguard System acts as both web server and development universe. It is the creator and host of all Vanguard innovation.

From any device, anywhere in the world, you and your authorized suppliers and customers can exchange secure, real-time information on material availability, demand estimates, and other vital intel that strengthens your shared value chain. With Vanguard System, you can:

  • Synthesize inputs from multiple remote users in real-time — anywhere, for any browser or device.
  • Run exhaustive simulations faster than any competitor — 1,500 times faster than spreadsheets and at virtually unlimited speeds with Vanguard Grid Computing.
  • Funnel outputs directly into existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
  • Tap source data directly to eliminate spreadsheet cut-and-paste, manual processing, errors, version confusion, and static reports.
  • Promote adoption of a highly intuitive interface, time-saving automation, dynamic reporting options (dollars, units, etc.), and minimal required software or statistics knowledge.
  • Monitor crystal-clear audit trails to easily manage user access, assumption changes, and proposals.
  • Let world-class advanced analytics determine the optimal statistical method for each forecast or select an override to reflect foreknowledge not present in your data.
  • Flag and factor assumption biases and bias migrations over time.
  • Drill down through line items to reveal forecast assumptions in micro-detail.
  • Roll-up data for innumerable macro views. Slice and dice across units, orders, customers, folders, etc.
  • Forecast demand for new, mature, and inter-stage products.

Vanguard System Analytics in action

Vanguard System for Supply Chain Collaboration and Modeling

In addition to Monte Carlo simulation, Advanced Analytics can apply multiple advanced techniques to new-product forecasting or combine various methods into a single forecast.

  • Risk analysis: Will our launch gain traction? Will our project run over budget? Vanguard System™ helps you understand and plan for uncertainty.
  • Cost modeling: Increase the speed and reliability of cost modeling throughout your organization. Complex models made easy.
  • Business Intelligence: Capture management estimates and internal knowledge from throughout the organization to synthesize high-level business models.

Why Vanguard System?

Vanguard System for Supply Chain Collaboration and Modeling

Vanguard System is knowledge-centric rather than data-centric. In addition to history, it captures management estimates and functional knowledge from throughout the organization to synthesize rigorous and realistic business models. This emphasis on knowledge focuses support on strategic decision-making.