Our client wanted to develop a business case and a blueprint for Global Demand Planning and Inventory Optimisation Rollout.

There was a need to correlate business benefits (due to forecast accuracy improvement) and inventory optimisation.

An inventory simulation model was developed on the client’s platform using a sample of products from Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Americas.

This was integrated with a Demand Planning simulation, which quantified the forecast accuracy improvements.

Base case and upside scenarios were developed to determine business benefits.

The key requirement was to utilise the client's chosen software solution, and their sample products, to demonstrate significant business benefits.

The model developed also helped the client to formalise the high level process which will be used for the global rollout.