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Demand Planning Overview

As a distributor, you’re well aware of the constant and growing challenges involved in forecasting, planning and filling orders to meet customer needs. While your ERP system is intended to handle the execution side of your business, Absolute Value’s Demand Planning solution is specifically designed to help plan and manage your largest, and most costly asset, your inventory.

Delivered in the cloud as a monthly service, the solution enables you to reduce inventory levels and increase profits, while concurrently improving customer service levels.  The system:

  • Forecasts up to 52 periods with a best-fit formula approach.
  • Enables you to collaborate with your customers and vendors.
  • Streamlines your purchasing workflows.
  • Manages low-usage, long-lead-time, exception, and seasonal items.
  • Deploys hub-and-spoke, inventory balancing, and branch transfers.
  • Analyzes your surplus and excess inventory.

Demand Planning also addresses the replenishment aspect of inventory management by:

  • Providing a total integration of your forecast and dynamic, time-phased, expected inventory across your supply chain.

  • Presenting a drill down to the details of each calculation for the user’s review. (It’s not a black box forecasting and replenishment system.)

  • Generating daily or on-demand suggested replenishment orders for the user’s review and placement.

  • Recommending transfers for the replenishment of branch warehouses and consignment locations.

Architecture – Demand Planning is offered in the cloud and runs on any ERP system. Learn More>

Services – Absolute Value offers quick, streamlined implementation support with a fast and continuing ROI. Learn More>

Yes, you can get the right inventory to the right place, at the right time – with Absolute Value’s Demand Planning system!