Shell was the first oil and gas company to recognize that it could sense demand much like a pure-play consumer products company, creating daily forecasts that reflect current market conditions by using demand signals.
For Nestle, Direct Store Delivery, pizza and ice cream are seasonal and promotion-driven, and variety has exploded in recent years. So, it turned to demand-driven forecasting to achieve bottom-line improvements.
A new powerhouse in home improvement was created in 2010 when The Stanley Works merged with Black & Decker to become Stanley Black & Decker. Its continued success depends on ongoing integration, including the roll out of inventory optimization best practices across the organization.
Fruit of the Loom struggled with the management of multiple EDI platforms used across its businesses to support its retailer partners, so it enlisted a solution to help improve efficiency and responsiveness to retailers, 3PLs and the consumer.
In 2012 Cali Bamboo introduced a new product that spiked growth trends and increased potential for dynamic expansion, but its EDI system could not keep up. So, the company made a strategic decision to go with a new solution to support multi-channel fulfillment.
Sun-Maid has never had a product recall, but that doesn't mean the company isn't prepared for one. As a major contributor to the Rapid Recall Exchange, Sun-Maid points to some of the features that make it an important part of the company's product recall and market withdrawal process.
Supply chain challenges inherent in the seasonal and promotion-driven nature of its business prompted Butterball LLC to dramatically transform its foundational approach to forecasting and inventory management.