Anticipating future demand has always been a challenge. Over the years we’ve seen the development of forecasting software with more sophisticated algorithms, to help us better plan around future demand, and mitigate demand fluctuation. But it’s still largely guess-work.
In the last three years in particular, global supply chains have been conflicted and constrained in ways we could never previously have imagined. Unfortunately, we cannot change volatility into stability, and nor can any software help us to do so.
However, we can achieve resilience in our supply chain, to help run our business effectively, and prosper in a global environment of volatility.
Being Demand Driven is key to this. Deploying demand driven concepts allows our supply chains to react and flex in real time to fluctuation in demand profiles, thereby eliminating the guess-work and managing our operational planning in line with day-to-day reality. Thereby we achieve the resilience needed to deliver against our business model and achieve growth.
Systain Group is a firm advocate and proponent of demand driven concepts. We have a strategic partnership with Demand Driven Technologies to deliver this resilience to our clients. The Intuiflow software product integrates demand driven MRP, demand driven DRP, and demand driven S&OP concepts and functionality.