Streamlined Sales and Operations Planning: A Konica Minolta Case Study

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Today we have a great customer, Konica Minolta, that recently allowed us to write up their sales and operations planning story and I believe that it has merit in sharing with our readers! At Konica Minolta, the IT Equipment Business team was struggling to get a quick and  comprehensive view of the global supply chain network. The Japanese consumer electronics company didn’t have visibility into the impact of supply and demand changes on the business. As well, attaining agility and alignment across the supply chain was difficult. Here’s a quote from Noboru Ota, Manager of SCM Planning, Konica Minolta on how they doing today:

“By integrating five systems into one, we gained a distinct advantage because multiple problems are solved by one product. We have the advantage of being able to streamline the operations. S&OP analysis has successfully changed from a weekly to a daily basis and now reflects the actual results, so the data is dramatically more accurate.”

And another quote from the case study:

With the deployment of RapidResponse, the team switched to daily calculations. Despite increasing the data size by seven fold (weeks to days), calculation times decreased from several hours to just minutes while supporting seamless transitions between volume and mix planning.

Very cool. A big thank you to Konica Minolta for letting us tell their story.  We love what you are doing with the product! If you are interested in learning more about this customer, read the complete case study. Trevor Miles also wrote a blog about Konica Minolta's story when they presented at Kinexions Tokyo. Feel free to check it out.  

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