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.
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.
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.
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.