Optimizing the distribution network and rationalizing inventories in a multi-echelon supply chain is critical for the chemical and bulk materials manufacturing industry. Strict regulatory requirements and environmental controls add more pressure to business. Flat-to-declining prices are on each competitor’s list of top concerns. To be competitive, supply chains must continuously focus efforts on shortening lead times, handling more volume and reducing inventory expense—while ensuring constant replenishment and great customer service. Effective planning is essential. It can also get complicated. To keep prices as low as possible, many companies are focused on becoming more demand-driven. Production and distribution needs must be synchronized with time-phased demand plans in order for the supply chain to operate with maximum efficiency.
Logility Voyager Solutions™ can help you reduce costs and time to market by providing the technology to synchronize sourcing and supply activities. Improved demand planning and forecasting accuracy can help you reduce inventory risk. Through greater visibility into global operations, you can easily identify and accommodate capacity restraints to optimize manufacturing across facilities. Automatic monitoring will alert you to critical conditions in your operations so you can manage by exception and prioritize your response. You can ensure product availability with improved inventory management and automatic replenishment triggers. Best-of-breed warehouse management and transportation management technology enable you to reduce the cost of order fulfillment.
PPG Industries achieved a 20% reduction in inventory, and improved product availability to 98% in the UK, and between 85 and 100% in other parts of Europe. Additionally, lead times were reduced by 50%, and for the first time PPG was able to give its suppliers advanced information of their exact requirements.
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Capitalize on Logility’s proven technology to:
- Forecast demand by item, location, customer and/or group accurately
- Schedule multiple plants with varying capacity constraints
- Analyze and control freight costs to achieve savings
- Reduce inventory and lost tonnage by optimizing deployment at key distribution points
- Model the impact of multiple capacity constraints and delivery factors
- Forecast demand in many different measurements linked to specific markets