E2open’s customers are leveraging sensing and planning solutions to intelligently and quickly respond to changes at any level of their multi-enterprise supply chain.
Agility and responsiveness in demand and supply chain planning is a crucial building block for achieving competitive differentiation, higher customer satisfaction, shorter time-to-market, and better profitability. Yet traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) and advanced planning systems (APS) do not consider the up-to-date information from the extended trading network that is necessary to ensure that all supply chain partners and not just enterprise resources, are gearing up to meet customer demand.
Traditional demand planning approaches cannot leverage the many kinds of signals available today to better sense and anticipate what customers will order. Many traditional planning systems lack speed and sophistication to manage network-wide trade-offs while creating a feasible plan – one that considers both business priorities and updated supply chain constraints – and iterate through multiple alternative ‘what-if’ scenarios before promoting the best version to execution.
Finally, all too often with stand-alone solutions, planning is not closely integrated to execution functions, resulting in a significant delay between making decisions and acting on them. As a result, outdated instructions are still sent to suppliers or factories and wrong products are still shipped out.
Many companies with more mature supply chain processes are starting their sales & operations planning journey. They are finding it hard to get sales and finance teams to participate in a shared process that works for all parties, while external partners like contract manufacturers, channel partners and key suppliers remain further out of reach.
E2open’s Sensing and Planning solutions were purpose-built to overcome these challenges with an integrated product suite to unlock immediate business benefits.
E2open’s customers are leveraging sensing and planning solutions to intelligently and quickly respond to changes at any level of their multi-enterprise supply chain, helping them become more responsive and demand-driven.