IBM and SAP SE have teamed up to provide a co-innovated solution designed to help retailers and consumer packaged goods manufacturers increase profitability and improve the consumer experience.
The solution uses near real-time data to improve planning and execution in the physical store.
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.
Within the highly competitive branded coffee category, approximately 70 percent to 75 percent of volume is sold on promotion. Today, Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA is effectively using a unified system for trade promotion management and forecasting to capitalize on this huge opportunity.
The 2014 Review & Outlook Report is a roadmap that pinpoints where the industry is today and where it's headed. This year, 75 of the best and brightest minds in consumer goods share predictions and guidance for the year 2020 in the areas of IT, Innovation, Sales & Marketing and Supply Chain.
Del Monte extended refined demand-driven principles to a supply network of co-manufacturers, co-packers, raw material suppliers and 3PL providers to reduce overall inventory cost and improve operational efficiency. Here, Chief Procurement Officer David McLain tells the companys unique story.