Demand Planning

Supply Chain Planning Optimity Software

Get ahead of demand volatility

Optimity’s Demand Planning Solution provides everything you need to create accurate demand plans, ensuring that your supply chain performs predictably and profitably. The solution combines powerful statistical forecasting techniques with smart, intuitive collaboration tools and insightful analytics.

Intelligent forecasting

Optimity takes the heavy lifting out of your demand planning process. The software quickly evaluates all your historical sales and consumption data and automatically selects the best forecasting algorithm for each product.

Trends, seasonal patterns, outliers, and intermittent demand are all identified. Sales promotions, product introductions and supersessions are also considered and planned for. This ensures that your forecast is always as accurate as possible before being released for stakeholder review and sign-off.

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Get aligned with consensus forecasting

Optimity’s collaborative platform allows your team to refine the demand plan through manual adjustments and overrides.

Promotions and events, competitive intelligence, or perhaps a known supplier issue – all this and more can be incorporated into the demand plan for maximum accuracy. Every change or workflow approval/rejection is logged and made visible in real-time through the collaboration dashboard as you move towards a final consensus forecast.

Distribution Planning Screens Optimity Software

Test and compare scenarios

Ever wondered what impact a new retailer contract or sales channel would have on your business? Or what different price points would mean to sales volumes and gross profit?

With Optimity’s demand forecasting tool you can quickly find the answers by running “What-if?” scenarios to test and compare the expected outcomes.

Distribution Planning Screens Optimity Software

Any level, any horizon

Optimity gives you complete flexibility to model product and forecast data. Flexible attributes can be used to analyze, filter and make changes to your forecasts at any level – top-down, bottom-up and middle-out, ensuring the integrity of the data.

You can quickly detect and adjust trends and seasonal patterns. You can also work simultaneously with multiple planning horizons and planning buckets daily/weekly/monthly/etc. With Optimity you will never be short of options to represent the demand for your products.

Distribution Planning Screens Optimity Software

Advanced promotion management

Optimity offers best-of-breed functionality to simplify and improve promotion planning.

The AI-driven software learns from the outcome of historical events and evolves over time. This built-in intelligence greatly improves forecast accuracy, helping to minimize surplus inventory and determine the optimal product mix. A promotion dashboard ensures that you remain in control throughout the full lifecycle of the activity.

Distribution Planning Screens Optimity Software

Understanding your demand

The Demand Forecaster interface is intuitive and ultra-flexible. Dashboards can easily be configured and pivot table functionality allows instant access to data in every form. The ability to analyze and draw meaningful conclusions about your demand is virtually unlimited.

You can quickly compare both baseline and adjusted forecasts with actual demand to detect areas in need of attention. The tool highlights exceptions and exposes underlying trend, seasonal and cyclical demand patterns to make life easier for your planners.

Distribution Planning Screens Optimity Software

Solution features

Expert Selection identifies the best forecasting algorithm
Product phase-in/out and supersession management
Machine Learning for external data processing
Advanced promotion planning
Detection of trends, shifting demand, and seasonality
Workflows for collaborative forecasting and approvals
Exception-based planning
Intuitive, user-configurable dashboards
Seamless integration to S&OP
Slice-and-dice analysis of forecast data
Outlier, intermittent, and abnormal demand detection
Forecast adjustments at any level (top-down, bottom-up, middle-out)
Easy integration to your existing systems and data sources
Forecast confidence bands calculation

What our customers are saying

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A solution for growing companies

Optimity’s Demand Planning solution will grow along with your business. Connect to your existing PLM, ERP and CRM systems to ensure the entire company is always in sync and working from the same data. You can easily expand the planning solution footprint by adding more modules from Optimity’s supply chain suite.
Whether you’re moving away from planning in spreadsheets or looking to optimize your entire supply chain, Optimity has the solution.

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Demand Planning Resources

Machine Learning is redefining supply chain planning – here’s how

The machine learning era is here, and supply chain planning is one of the most relevant application areas for this technology. This post takes a look at the role of machine learning in supply chain planning and why now is the time to start embracing this game-changing technology.
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Optimity seals up planning at Trelleborg

In 2013, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions decided to shift its planning focus to a more tactical level. Today the company is using Optimity’s Demand Forecaster and Supply Chain Optimizer, and is firmly in control of its supply chain.
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Supply chain planners - why is it so hard to let go of planning spreadsheets?

Spreadsheets are still widely used in supply chain planning and many planners rely solely on Excel. With so much to gain in terms of business performance and competitiveness, why is it so hard for companies to leave their spreadsheets behind and make the switch to a modern planning solution?
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Meet some of our customers

Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream
Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream
Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream
Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream
Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream
Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream
Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream
Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream
Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream
Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream
Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream
Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream
Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream
Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream
Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream
Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream
Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream
Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream
Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream
Guocera
Hirsh Industries
Anzco
Guldfågeln
Finsbury Food Group
ABB
Systemair
Bubbies
Cedo
Swedish Match
ESA Foods
Fergas
Group of Butchers
Petronas
Scandi Standard
Trelleborg
Teknor Apex
Vita Coco
Snack Brands
SSI Schaefer
Verisure
Petainer
Orkla
Lekolar
Norsk Kylling
Ikea
John Soules Food
Newbody
Peters Ice Cream

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