Channel Forecast Collaboration
Work with your customers and partners to better understand future demand. e2open Channel Forecast Collaboration, enables your customers and partners to share their projected orders and forecasts, and collaborate with you to reach a consensus on what you can all commit to. Both you and your partners benefit from the exchange: better forecasts lead to better service, less inventory and lower costs.
Collaborating with more than a few customers is complex and labor-intensive
Better visibility into partners’ planned orders helps brand owners create more accurate demand plans and improve service without requiring large inventory buffers. Yet communicating essential information is often difficult. It might work with a few partners but fail to scale across large numbers. Monitoring forecasts and resolving discrepancies between brand owner and partner forecasts can be very labor-intensive and quickly overwhelm a process run by spreadsheets and email. Integrating disparate manufacturer and partner systems and harmonizing data is also another challenge.
Engage all partners for better predictions
Gain the power and flexibility to efficiently collaborate across large numbers of customers. Process automation, exception management, and performance management analytics are e2open’s keys to accomplishing this at scale.
Now you can accomplish what manual processes cannot using an efficient forecast collaboration process with automated workflows.
Resolve issues proactively
Analytics dashboards to monitor joint KPIs and alerts for exceptions such as forecast changes and forecast-commit mismatches help you address issues quickly.
Keep plans on track
Support for the supply commitment process from brand owner to customer and dashboards to monitor joint KPIs enable you to keep your plans on track.
Easily connect with customers
Support for rapid customer onboarding, pre-built ERP interfaces, and common data exchange standards makes it easier to connect and collaborate.
Keep information secure
Secure role-based permissioning enables you to give customers appropriate levels of access to data and processes.
Reduce stockouts and inventory
By collaborating for more accurate forecasts, you can dramatically reduce stockouts and see a drop in excess and obsolete inventory, saving time and money.
Other applications to drive channel success
Centralizing and automating our export control processes, and particularly our trade compliance, not only reduces risk for Sandvik, but opens new opportunities to do more business worldwide.
Working with e2open enables us to better fulfill short supplier lead times, reduce inventory levels, and dramatically improve inventory turns—all while lowering the total cost of ownership to our customers.
Once you can see the shipments moving in transit, you can predict any late shipments and adjust. NCR will see a seven-figure benefit from the implementation; it has added definite value for us.
Having visibility to the supply chain gives us and our suppliers the opportunity to plan. We talk about planning its capacity, its resources, its material—and it helps with the cost as well by having all those elements tied together.
With the e2open system, processes that used to take a whole calendar year now happen in a matter of days.
We know what stock we have in the channel, is it healthy, what our average days of stock are, do we ship in more or do we reduce what we are shipping? We are really in control of channel data.
By implementing an integrated international purchasing system, we have ensured that Leggett & Platt is maximizing its efforts to conduct its international procurement activities in a compliant manner.
e2open compliance capabilities are very important for the Geodis Supply Chain Optimization compliance risk management program. The digital information is key to providing timely and accurate visibility, streamlining our compliance check processes, improving their efficiency and reliability. We’re now very well-positioned for the next wave of growth and ready to offer our customers more value than ever before.