Supply chain

Accurately forecast customer demand

Enhance your demand planning effectiveness by combining advanced process modeling and predictive analytics capabilities

Analyze the multi-faceted and ever-changing needs of customers in depth, drive more accurate predictions, better govern the forecasting process, and bridge cross-functional disconnects with an Intelligent Planning approach.

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A view of your demand plan with insights into the product mix.

Boost your demand planning capabilities

Take advantage of Board’s Intelligent Planning Platform which combines automated data forecasting, machine learning, clustering algorithms, and of a range of mathematical and statistical functions to act as a robust demand planning software solution.

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Your demand review comparing the key scenarios
  • Create consensus-based plans in a collaborative process

    Automatically aggregate data coming from all the processes within sales, supply chain, and finance, gaining a complete, single version of the truth

  • Understand forecast changes and their drivers with built-in analytics

    Use predictive analytics functionality which features dedicated algorithms for smooth, discontinued, or intermittent time series for each combination of product/location across the product life cycle

  • Manage the lifecycle of new products and categories

    Easily put in place projections for each combination of product/location, acknowledging new category introductions and product lifecycle evolution

  • Model the impact of promotions and external events

    Enhance your forecasting consistency, taking into consideration the impact of promotions, seasonality, cannibalization, pricing tactics, and external factors (i.e. GDP growth, exchange rate, and interest rate)

  • Segment products/customers and assess the ability to forecast them through data mining and machine learning

    Accomplish segmentation of products and customers, leveraging clustering and data mining to enhance your forecasting capabilities within a machine learning environment

  • Improve the accuracy of intermittent demand through automated forecasting methods

    Take advantage of specific predictive analytics functionalities to improve forecasting accuracy with discontinued or intermittent time series

  • Integrate your R and Python algorithms

    Save time by using Board’s advanced API to integrate and use your existing algorithms

  • Easily accomplish re-planning cycles

    Exploit native collaborative workflow capabilities to guarantee continuous input fed from sales and supply activities, supporting the accomplishment of revised demand planning cycles

  • Achieve consistent predictions

    Leverage a machine learning approach which selects, via competition among a family of models, the algorithm that is the best fit with historical data

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The screen shows an example of a Customer Clustering Application built with Board

Explore more of Board’s supply chain capabilities

Supply Chain Control Tower

Drive visibility, monitoring & control, and proactivity along the entire corporate supply chain with an integrated approach.

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Sales & Operations Planning

Align supply & demand and integrate key operations value drivers with business and financial variables.

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Demand Planning

Enhance customer demand planning through predictive analytics capabilities within a machine learning environment.

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Supply Planning

Foster planning capabilities across procurement, production, and warehousing.

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Rough-Cut Capacity Planning

Accomplish capacity planning to meet supply planning requirements.

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