Synchronising demand and supply across a dynamic global supply chain requires the ability to manage the disparate needs of multiple retail channels, seasonal demand, fashion changes and restrictive capacity constraints. Also, most fashion businesses combine rapidly changing seasonal collections with longer lasting continuous products, creating at least two different parallel demand streams and inventory processes, each with its own business logic.
Armed with solutions tailored to these industry needs, our customers accelerate business performance by significantly increasing customer service levels (often into the high 90s), reducing inventory and unsold end-of-season items, and reducing service time (sometimes by half or more). They keep inventories lean while maximising sales.
Demand modelling senses internal and external influences such as market trends, sales windows, M to N super-sessions and product launches. Attribute-based planning deals with different materials, colours and sizes. Our software expertly performs campaign planning and is particularly skilled at extrapolating early sales of new products.
Demand collaboration supports both internal sources (such as category plans or marketing promotions) and external sources (such as from POS data or supply chain partners). Inventory optimisation builds the right mix of inventory needed to serve distribution networks that can scale to up to millions of SKU-Locations. It helps deliver high in-season customer service levels without late-season discounting that cuts into gross margins.