Atlas Planning

WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION

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FOCUS ON PROFITABILITY

Successfully manage distribution to optimize inventory levels.

Buy. Hold. Sell. These three words sum up a wholesale distributor’s work. But complex demand patterns and novel ways to shop, return and receive goods complicate inventory and replenishment decisions. While it’s impossible to know the future, it is possible to repeat the buy, hold, sell cycle with consistent profitability while maximizing service levels and improving perfect orders.  Reduce safety stock levels through better real-time demand visibility and inventory management.

The Atlas Planning Platform helps distributors balance demand and supply by leveraging data on day-to-day realities like variable lead times, seasonality, erratic regional demand, changes in replenishment schedules, and market activity. With this data at their fingertips, distributors make smart and strategic buy, hold, sell decisions that pave the way to profitability.

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SOLVE TOP SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES

How Atlas Planning Platform supports distributors.

Reduce Uncertainty & Risk

The explosion of ways to support customer purchases and returns, such as on-premise shopping, click and collect at store, locker pickup, and e-commerce deliveries to homes and other locations builds complexity into inventory management and replenishment. Atlas guides distributor moves with certainty by giving deeper insight into the complex demand and replenishment world while balancing service objectives.


  • See demand variability from slow movers to fast movers and spot sporadic demand
  • Manage high frequency replenishment and changes in replenishment schedules
  • Seamlessly integrate consumer, store, and distribution planning
  • Build collaborative partnerships with suppliers and customers to gain visibility downstream through VMI and collaboration capabilities
  • Balance inventory investments with service objectives and supplier capabilities.
  • Link and orchestrate your S&OP process
  • Optimize and automate real-time adjustments

Manage Multi-Echelon Inventory Flows

Omnichannel distribution lets customers complete purchases and receive orders from many sales channels. Customers can buy online and return in store, buy online and pick up at the store, or even have goods delivered to their business or home. Distributors must provide a seamless customer experience through every distribution channel. Atlas assesses market demand and current inventory levels to optimize inventory while maximizing service levels.


  • Optimize your plan by product, customer, channel and geography
  • Run scenarios combining volumetric and financial data to determine tradeoffs
  • Dynamically assign inventory policies based on business needs
  • Reduce inventory obsolescence and stock-outs
  • Automate policy tuning capabilities
  • Visualize information and trouble-shoot daily issues automatically

Flexible Purchase Order Strategies

Automating the purchase order (PO) process builds supplier relationships, streamlines communications, and minimizes financial risk. Atlas Planning Platform supports different PO optimization strategies based on user-defined rules and constraints such as the option to buy, tiered pricing, and supplier contract agreements.


  • Seamless integration to order management systems
  • Set user-defined rules and constraints such as option to buy, tiered pricing, and supplier contract agreements
  • Support different PO optimization strategies

End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

The wrong move in wholesale distribution leads to unhappy customers and lost profits. Distributors require visibility across all levels and systems to keep a constant eye on source and supply. Atlas Planning Platform offers end-to-end synchronization from the consumer to the extended value chain to develop a transparent and quick responding system that keeps goods flowing without interruption.


  • Leverage POS, weather, machines, IoT, and telemetry data through demand sensing capabilities
  • Improve real-time daily and weekly forecast accuracy
  • • Run real-time scenarios to support fast decision making

RAPID DECISIONS THROUGH ACCURATE PLANNING

The fluid distribution world requires rapid decision making and accurate planning.

There’s no time for complex planning tools that are difficult to learn and even harder to use. The Atlas Planning Platform offers the latest in supply chain planning technology but is designed with distributors in mind.

Distributors must harness the power of omnichannel to succeed. But the complexity of warehouse distribution increases as the ways to support customer purchases and returns explode. Atlas’ easy-to-use platform gives insights into current inventory levels, predicts future demand, and applies advanced analytics to identify trends, patterns, and probabilities to better manage inventory. Leverage prescriptive analytics to automate and optimize replenishment, manage dynamic demand and purchase activity, and plan inventory policies.

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DATA INSIGHTS FOR BETTER AGILITY

Atlas leverages machine learning and AI to develop agile distribution plans.

Competitors promote machine learning capabilities as a nice-to-have. John Galt sees machine learning and AI as essential and incorporates 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 and running real-time scenarios, our platform provides inventory insights to develop plans that automate and optimize replenishment.

The Atlas Planning Platform takes the guesswork away. Our platform detects demand and supply shifts to manage inventories and uncover sales opportunities by linking and integrating to data signals that impact distribution.

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IMPROVE COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION

Atlas promotes strategies that foster organizational alignment across channels.

Distribution companies must balance demand and supply. Keeping inventory stocked when and where customers need it requires constant insight into inventory data. Seeing inventory levels in real time helps all stakeholders anticipate, speed, and process orders. But even in the best worlds, opinions clash and complicate decision making.

Atlas helps distributors and other stakeholders balance demand and supply by incorporating day-to-day realities like variable lead times, seasonality, erratic regional demand, changes in replenishment schedules, and market activity into the data. This helps internal and external stakeholders collaborate. The user-friendly online platform merges feedback from stakeholders to break down knowledge silos and bring end-to-end visibility to distribution channels.

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BRING ON A PARTNER

Atlas Planning Platform acts as a trusted advisor for distributors.

We get it—manual repetitive processes waste valuable time when your company has more pressing concerns to worry about. Atlas automates inventory planning and replenishment and repetitive tasks to keep your focus on value-added activities.

Atlas automates forecasting while applying advanced analytics to derive trends, patterns, and probabilities in inventory levels. This information helps distributors manage slow-moving and fast-moving inventory and intermittent demand. Our single platform solution automates and optimizes replenishment, manages dynamic demand and purchase activity, and aids in inventory policy planning to reduce warehousing costs and stock-outs.

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We partnered with John Galt to streamline the entire project, defining business requirements and making sure that everyone was doing the right thing at the right time. This allowed for a very smooth implementation.

Cherie Phelan, Demand Planning Manager, Rug Doctor

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MANAGE MULTI-ECHELON INVENTORY FLOWS

Optimize your plan by product, customer, channel and geography

Omnichannel distribution lets customers complete purchases and receive orders from many sales channels. Customers can buy online and return in store, buy online and pick up at the store, or even have goods delivered to their business or home. Distributors must provide a seamless customer experience through every distribution channel. Atlas assesses market demand and current inventory levels to optimize inventory while maximizing service levels.

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“We are now using the same platform for demand and inventory, making the data flow very seamless, giving my team full access and visibility to the demand plan”

- Akbar Zubery, Director of Global Inventory
Factors Group

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