Demand Planning & Forecasting for CPG

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Vanguard Predictive Planning helps consumer packaged goods companies face industry challenges

New competitors, new regulations, new channels, omni-channel sales and fulfillment, and the marketplace repercussions of social media have created an unforgiving and ever-changing business environment for consumer packaged goods companies (CPG). Amazon, Walmart, Target, and a select few others dominate brick-and-mortar and online distribution. Large volumes of sales generated through such relatively few channel partners requires accurate forecasting and effective planning and execution.

Additional industry challenges include:

  • Product maturity (slower growth)
  • Global competition, including piracy
  • Stagnant wages, which affect consumer spending
  • Heightened consumer awareness (price competition)
  • Limited shelf space

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

VP of Supply Chain, Global Pharmaceutical Company

Platform Features

Collaboration Hub

Social media-style communication feed allows users to collaborate across teams - even tag objects and people.

Mesh Network

Fast and reliable data transfer ensures you are never slowed down by your network.

Monte Carlo Simulation

Compare hundreds of scenarios in seconds. Generate forecasts with higher confidence levels and superior risk transparency.

Consumable Analytics

Gain visibility and foresight with our easy-to-read consumable analytics. Let our AI engine recommend next steps to ensure best practices.

In-memory sandbox

Play with what-if scenarios in-memory. Feel confident about your next steps before committing plans to the database.

Object-Oriented Database

Real-world modeling, flexibility, and reliability are just a few of the benefits of an object-oriented database.

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