Supply Chain Planning

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OPTIMIZE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

Successfully manage outsourced manufacturing to gain a competitive advantage.

Managing Apparel & Footwear supply chains well comes down to adeptly managing outsourced manufacturing. To thrive, Apparel & Footwear companies must also be able to manage a seamless unified commerce experience coupled with short product life cycles and returned products.

The Atlas Planning Platform simplifies complex Apparel & Footwear product portfolios through rich market and demand driver sensing and real-time scenario planning. Our platform covers Apparel & Footwear challenges by giving companies end-to-end visibility into their supply chains. These insights help customers develop supply chain solutions that meet consumer demands, address seasonal changes, fulfill retail promotions, and adhere to sustainability regulations.

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SOLVE TOP SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES

How Atlas Planning Platform supports your apparel & footwear supply chain.

Managing Product Life Cycles

Managing product life cycles presents obstacles and opportunity. Apparel & Footwear companies that act quickly can capitalize on emerging opportunities and build their profits. Conversely, companies with delayed responses suffer financial setbacks by missing windows of opportunity. The Atlas Planning

Platform helps Apparel & Footwear companies identify opportunities and manage the entire product portfolio from new product introductions to product retirements and substitutions.


  • Leverage advanced life cycle planning capabilities
  • Set optimal time-phased inventory targets
  • Set product life cycle attributes
  • Streamline new product introductions
  • Leverage S&OP capabilities and improve PLM management

Supply Chain Automation

Apparel & Footwear companies must collaborate across all internal and external stakeholders, including planners, salespeople, suppliers, and buyers. The Atlas Planning Platform is designed to support an intuitive collaborative experience helping break down silos to achieve real-time visibility and agility for faster decision making.

Manage Complexity and Uncertainty

Apparel & Footwear companies must manage increasingly complex product portfolios. These portfolios are constantly on the move, with ongoing product launches, retirements, and substitutions. Atlas helps companies grow as they navigate these complexities. Our platform offers product life-cycle management capabilities that summarize key indicators of product status at various stages of the manufacturing process.


  • Manage omni-channel strategies
  • Conduct probabilistic forecasting
  • Leverage POS, weather, machines, and telemetry data through demand sensing capabilities
  • Improve near-real-time daily and weekly forecast accuracy
  • Utilize data analytics and multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO)

The Atlas Planning Platform is designed to bring in trade promotions data, marketing initiatives, weather, holidays, seasonal profiles, then automatically develop the best model, removing the manual guess work.
The Atlas solution can manage size, style, and color variables, along with any other attribute-based planning criteria. It can manage store-specific allocation logic, incorporating return insights.

Supply to Demand Synchronization

Data analysis and real-time insights help Apparel & Footwear companies develop supply chain solutions that address every scenario. The Atlas Planning Platform offers end-to-end synchronization from the consumer to the extended value chain. Our platform keeps Apparel & Footwear companies up to date on changing consumer tastes, product demands, seasonal fluctuations, retail promotions, and sustainability requirements.


  • Gain visibility into the impact of promotions
  • Leverage POS, weather, telemetry, and external data through demand sensing capabilities
  • Improve near real-time daily and weekly forecast accuracy
  • Run real-time scenarios to support fast decision making.
  • Increase collaboration across all stakeholders and increase coordination across processes

FUNCTIONAL AND INTUITIVE PLANNING

The Atlas Planning Platform balances ease of use with advanced functionality.

The competitive Apparel & Footwear landscape requires rapid-fire decisions and accurate planning. There is no time for complex planning tools that are difficult to learn and even harder to use. The Atlas Planning Platform offers advanced supply chain planning capabilities, but it is designed with Apparel & Footwear companies in mind.

The Atlas Planning Platform is intuitive and easy to use, with customizable user interfaces that help drive planner productivity. Our flexible and powerful platform has configurable workflows and automated alerts that make it easy to monitor conditions from demand to supply while managing multiple levels of product, customer, sales geographies, and locations.

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Ease of Use

The Atlas Planning Platform is a single unified platform that links and orchestrates your S&OP process with your real-time workflow status. Our  modern, user-friendly platform has configurable workflows and automated alerts that make it easy to  monitor conditions from demand to supply providing  visibility into gaps while serving up prescriptive insights Our platform can disaggregate and aggregate at any level while seamlessly linking and synchronizing the end-to-end plan.

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DIG INTO THE DATA

Atlas leverages machine learning and AI to drive Apparel & Footwear supply chain resiliency.

Competitors promote machine learning capabilities as a nice-to-have. John Galt sees machine learning and AI as essential, incorporating it into everything we do. The Atlas Planning Platform integrates a range of data signals — from weather and POS data to commodity prices and more — into every scenario. By analyzing data in near real-time, our platform detects product demands and supply variabilities to develop plans that mitigate risk and capitalize on new opportunities.

The Atlas Planning Platform takes the guess work away. Our platform detects demand and supply shifts, identifies demand risk, and uncovers opportunities by linking and integrating to data signals that impact your Apparel & Footwear business.

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IMPROVE COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION

Atlas Planning Platform promotes strategies that foster organizational alignment.

The best supply chains collaborate upstream and downstream to plan and execute operations. The joint efforts of every stakeholder deliver synergies and efficiencies across the entire supply chain. But even in the best worlds, knowledge silos throw a wrench into decision making.

Atlas fosters supply chain transparency to help internal and external stakeholders collaborate. The user-friendly online platform facilitates real-time demand and supply balancing and scenario planning end to end. Our platform breaks down knowledge silos; integrates commercial, financial, and supply chain planning; and gives access to trade-offs for revenue, profit, and cost.

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Atlas Planning’s ability to pull numerous opinion lines from different areas of the company allows Manufacturing and Planning to speak in the same terms, leading to increased collaboration and greater efficiency.

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BRING ON A PARTNER

Atlas Planning Platform acts as a trusted advisor for Apparel & Footwear supply chains.

We get it — manual repetitive processes waste valuable time when your company has more pressing concerns to worry about.

Atlas gives customers an end-to-end supply chain planning platform that automatically predicts and forecasts product demand based on history, seasonal profiles, shifts in consumer preferences, and more. Our easy-to-use platform balances demand and supply by developing forecasts that include the day-to-day impacts to your business. Atlas analyzes data on weather, competitor promotions, sales variations, and more to reveal trends, patterns, and probabilities for more accurate forecasts.

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"YKK’s planners now enjoy advanced features of the Demand Management Engine, including on-fly hierarchy adjustments that allows planners to drill down or roll up data by product group as needed."

- YKK

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