Supply Forecast Collaboration
Improve productivity and supply assurance while reducing lead times and risk. E2open Supply Forecast Collaboration enables you to collaborate across all supply tiers to secure raw materials and outsourced capacity for new and existing orders.
Balancing needs and capacity is a constant juggling act
Assuring supply has become a continuous challenge, especially in complex multi-tier networks. Volatile demand and large, unexpected orders disrupt the upstream supply ecosystem and keep partners in a constant and inefficient state of tension, scrambling to balance material needs and capacity. To offset the uncertainties, suppliers often hedge demand forecasts, incurring extra financial liability due to elevated stock and the unnecessary use of capacity. This diminishes service levels—and profitability.
Synchronize demand across all tiers of supply
Successfully manage supply constraints and volatile demand with visibility into current and upside orders so mismatches don’t impact business.
Share the big picture
A time-series view displays component forecasts, upsides, and commits for suppliers and contract manufacturers.
Dynamic alerts for demand-supply mismatches between buyers and suppliers help you avoid crises upstream.
Raise service levels
Increased visibility and smooth collaboration results in improved service levels and shorter lead times.
Proactively manage exceptions
Automated issue identification helps you solve supply chain problems through collaborative workflows across multiple stakeholders.
Handle large upside orders effectively
Advance visibility into sizable upside orders helps buyers and suppliers adjust smoothly and avoid shortages and delays.
Get required materials and capacity
A single source of truth for forecasted demand and supplier commits helps you proactively secure materials and capacity.
Reduction in the cycle time required to resolve issues
Gain in productivity
Decrease in inventory carrying costs
More applications in the supply ecosystem
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.