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Achieving true just-in-time procurement in the supply chain means taking lead time out of buffer stock. In fact, just-in-time procurement is simply not possible without an accurate demand forecast. The upside is higher supply chain performance and a significant release of capital to fund growth initiatives.

So, what are the steps required for a distributor to move from reactive to proactive demand planning, and what rewards lie ahead?

According to a leading industry analyst firm, a proactive demand planning approach with more accurate forecasting will produce the following results:

Inventory Reduction

Order Fill Rate Increase

Gross Margin Increase

What You Will Learn

  • LEAD-TIME DEMAND

    How to dynamically establish lead-time demand and apply this data to achieve true just-in-time procurement.
  • MATURITY LEVEL

    How to achieve the next maturity level in your demand planning practice.
  • BEING PROACTIVE

    The measurable benefits from being proactive at the highest maturity level.

Speaker

Marie Fournier, Director, Product Marketing, Distribution Management, TECSYS

Marie Fournier
Director, Product Marketing, Distribution Management, TECSYS

A veteran supply chain expert, Ms. Fournier has over 30 years of experience in the development of customer-centric supply chain management solutions, from order-to-cash to purchase-to-pay. She also collaborates extensively with customers to provide thought leadership and know-how, helping many organizations transform their demand planning practices to achieve the highest maturity level.

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