Demand Management

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Demand Management

See what’s coming, keep products in stock, and shape demand to meet growth goals

Demand and supply planners are at their best when they understand their business. Empower yours to deliver the most useful and lucrative insight by giving them industry-leading tools designed to improve demand forecast accuracy and flexibility using the latest statistical forecasting techniques.

Forecasts become actionable plans with John Galt’s Atlas Demand Management Software.

Better Demand Management means you can overcome any planning challenge, including:

  • New product launches
  • Changes in customer buying patterns
  • Unplanned events and natural disasters
  • Seasonality
  • And much more

John Galt puts the right demand management capabilities at your fingertips. Dive into the sections below to see how the Atlas Planning Suite could benefit the demand and supply side of your daily operations and long-term goals.

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Demand Management

Statistical Forecasting

Gain the right footing for a highly accurate demand plan with advanced statistical forecasting capabilities in Atlas. Our proprietary best-fit algorithm PROCAST consistently outperforms the competition and delivers the most accurate forecasts in the industry. We are constantly updating our forecasting methods to take advantage of the latest advances in AI and machine learning.

  • Choose from over 25 forecast models and 50 descriptive statistics
  • Automatically determine best-fit modelling and appropriate parameter/coefficient settings with our exclusive ProCast™ expert selection technology
  • Apply machine learning to iteratively improve forecasts with adaptive forecasting algorithms using John Galt's Supply Chain Analytics (formerly Scenario Analysis)
  • Create bucketed statistical forecasts using quarterly, monthly, weekly, or daily options
  • Produce forecasts based on numerous causal variables. including socioeconomic, weather, social listening, and click-through/e-commerce data.
  • Cleanse demand anomalies from data automatically or manually

Demand Planning

Atlas enables your team to accurately forecast demand and then start planning to keep you in the black. With a mix of smart reporting and automated tools, you can quickly gather opinions from across your organization and compare them to forecasts, building a smarter demand plan that speaks to the specific nature of your business.

Don’t settle for stale data or a single plan. John Galt ensures you’re able to review and compare multiple plans to know what to do tomorrow, no matter what happens today.

With Atlas, you can:

  • Develop short-term and long-term plans based on demand lifecycles
  • Automatically analyze customer demand patterns to accurately prorate a monthly or weekly forecast to the daily level
  • Adjust forecasts to see impacts in real time, including at any time level or any hierarchy: top-down, bottom-up, and middle-out
  • Enable different functions within the organization to view and adjust forecasts using your preferred units of measure
  • See forecast impacts in multiple views scenarios using different parameter settings, such as price per unit to compare against your budget
  • Identify and flag exceptions where forecasts fall outside of user-defined tolerances

Demand Shaping

Go beyond simple planning and start shaping demand to meet sales targets or available supply.

Atlas demand shaping helps you understand the effect of events so you can plan correctly for promotions, supply chain disruptions, and changes in customer purchasing and pricing needs.

Take hold of your market to:

  • Plan marketing events such as promotions, new product launches, store openings, and more
  • Derive statistical profiles for promotions based on past events
  • Separate base business from promotional sales or other exceptional demand
  • Compare multiple event scenarios based on predefined or user defined parameters
  • Use product substitutions to entice customers to purchase specific products
  • Model new and retiring products from a library of life cycle profiles

Demand Sensing

Understanding your entire business enables you to make smarter moves that help every product, prospect, and sales team.

Build on the planning process with Atlas Demand Sensing to deliver a more complete, real-time picture of the demand that’s impacting your business. We easily integrate with a variety of data sources, such as Point of Sale and real-time CRM information.

Synchronize demand and supply teams, improve customer service and keep products on the shelf, with tools that:

  • Translate downstream data with minimal latency
  • Discover relationships in large internal and external data sets to predict future sales
  • Update system multiple times daily with latest customer orders/demand signals
  • Input real-time data, such as shipping notifications, in the forecast
  • Suggest demand optimization actions based on short-term trends
  • Use social listening, weather data, and POS sales to sense shifts in demand and respond appropriately

Reporting & Analytics

Leadership demands proof of success. Our dashboards make it easy.

Measure demonstrable success and highlight actionable insights with Atlas’ advanced reporting and analytics. We provide best-practice S&OP reporting as well as over 50 standard reports, plus custom and configurable options. Create reports that help you identify areas for improvement and share key performance knowledge with management.

  • Generate S&OP reports supporting a Stage 3 process
  • Incorporate big data to identify insights and support a better plan
  • Generate standard reports including Lag Analysis, Accuracy Reporting, and Budget Performance
  • Identify unprofitable SKUs and suggest for elimination
  • Use configurable product segmentation attributes to select and parameterize forecast models, e.g. ABC analysis, lifecycle stage
  • Compare multiple scenarios based on predefined or user defined parameters
  • Calculate demand segments based on historical demand and other parameters to identify relative priorities for various items/groups

Part of an End-to-End Planning Solution

Demand Management is the cornerstone of enterprise growth, so we’ve made it the cornerstone of the Atlas Planning Suite. It’s the core functionality our customers need to understand their market now and how they can thrive in the future.

End-to-end supply chain planning just got a little easier. See it in action with a free demo based on your industry, or even your own data.

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