Collaborative Planning


Collaborative Planning

Align your business & its partners to achieve peak supply chain performance

Improve supply chain performance dramatically by providing your planners with real-time visibility and the capability to collaborate with key stakeholders both inside and outside your business. Achieve a supply chain goal of a “one number” collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR) process with suppliers, customers, and business stakeholders alike.

John Galt provides your company with a flexible, multi-enterprise platform for collaboration, including mobile phone and tablet readiness, end-to-end workflow management, real time chat and notification systems, shared KPI scorecards, and offline collaboration.

These features integrate seamlessly across the entire Atlas Planning Suite.


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Collaborative Planning

Demand Collaboration

The collaborative capabilities of Atlas enable your planners to gather and apply information easily, streamlining the demand planning process by involving the right people right away. Quickly gather feedback via an easy to use online web portal or direct data integrations.

  • Incorporate data from any source, including CRM, ERP, and customer systems.
  • Support a wide range of data types, including forecasts, POS, seasonal and product profiles, trade spend, orders, shipments, capacity, and service levels.
  • Enable collaboration for annual budgeting processes with Sales and Finance
  • Share interfaces with partners and customers for real-time views into demand forecasts, promotions, current orders, and replenishment needs.
  • Distribute external real-time data streams consistently and automatically with key vendors and trading partners. Examples include seasonal profiles, promotional data, and trade spend.
  • Automate business rules for the entire business.
  • Automate planning to assign the right person to the right product.
  • Support contextual collaboration including calendar sharing.

Supply Collaboration

Share the right information with your supply chain partners and ensure they are ready for production and distribution. Atlas makes it easy to share planning data across teams and with external plants and suppliers.

  • Facilitate end-to-end planning and execution workflows, including sharing of capacities, forecasts, orders, logistics, and inventory.
  • Share real-time data streams consistently and automatically with key vendors and trading partners.
  • Monitor replenishment for CPFR, VMI, and internal programs.
  • Synchronize manufacturing and procurement plans with your plants and suppliers.
  • Allow buyers to review and adjust suggested purchase, manufacturing, and transfer orders.
  • Synchronize manufacturing and procurement plans with your plants and suppliers

Part of an End-to-End Planning Solution

Collaborative Planning is a core aspect of our modular, comprehensive Atlas Planning Suite. Atlas allows you to start where you are and grow to an end-to-end supply chain planning solution as your process matures.


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