Consensus Demand Forecasting and
Inventory Optimization for Manufacturers
Smart Manufacturers accurately forecast finished goods demand and component requirements to deliver high-quality products on time, every time.
Selected Customers: Manufacturing
Customer Success Stories
Theirs is a highly demanding market often requiring engineered-to-order systems with exceptional performance and rapid delivery cycles. Kratos pursued a hybrid planning approach, combining sales planning by its business development team with statistical forecasting from Smart Software.
Forum Energy Technologies’ Valve Solutions Division transformed its demand planning process, improved its responsiveness to changing market conditions, and addressed the thorny problem of intermittent demand planning using Smart. Learn how.
Rev-A-Shelf, the leading US Manufacturer of home storage accessory items, uses Smart to optimize inventory and meet its 3-day shipment guarantee despite fluctuating supplier lead times.
“With Smart Software we are now able to more effectively communicate with our CM partners, despite the lack of forecastability in our business, and simultaneously reduce material cost and shorten lead times.”
“The software allows us to identify parts that are outliers and then set the service level we want to offer our customers. With that information, we can decide how much of that part we want to have on the shelf.”
“Smart’s service level planning methodology has led to productive conversations between sales and supply chain and given us a platform or common ground from which we base our discussions.”
“Hooker Furniture has substantially improved its inventory performance through the use of Smart IP&O. It is an essential tool for our Sales and Operations Planning process, helping us align inventory with customer demand. We are more able to identify trends, pick up on changes in demand, and adapt our plans accordingly. The software is user friendly, easy to learn and navigate, and has helped us optimize our inventory and increase turns.”
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