The Challenge and Benefit
Before Applied Materials started using RapidResponse, planners and senior management had to rely on the IT team to set up complex inventory queries and produce reports – work that could take months. Users could not afford to wait if they wanted to plan and respond to internal stakeholders or customers with accuracy and confidence.
Applied Materials needed a platform that would provide advance notice if a supplier was overcapacity and running behind schedule. That would give the company the chance to implement other options and make sure it could still meet its own deadlines. RapidResponse proved to be the solution Applied Materials needed.