Planning in silos has proven to produce plans companies have little or no confidence in. The best demand plans include input from all stakeholders, including the people closest to the customer in sales, and marketing as well as those closest to suppliers, in operations and finance. Together, these teams can balance market and customer needs against supply chain capabilities and risk.
The Kinaxis® RapidResponse® Demand Planning application helps demand planners create an unconstrained consensus demand forecast that combines the statistical forecast with multiple functional forecast perspectives and events from sales, marketing and finance teams. Inputs are weighted and adjusted as part of a highly collaborative process, and all orchestrated with a single planning system.
RapidResponse’s concurrent planning capabilities provide the ability to combine demand planning with strategic capacity and supply management to continuously monitor and adjust the portions of the demand plan that present variance or risk.
TAILORED FOR YOUR BUSINESS
RapidResponse applications are based on best-practices and standard process flows established by our years of successful deployments at a multitude of world-leading manufacturers. The out-of-the-box Demand Planning application enables quick implementations and also acts as an advanced starting point for a tailored solution that meets your company’s unique needs.
ADDED VALUE OF INTEGRATED APPLICATIONS
Among the greatest advantages of any given RapidResponse application is the ability to leverage it in conjunction with other applications as part of a broader, integrated solution. Depending on the need, significant added benefits can be achieved by using the Demand Planning application alongside one or more related applications to ensure synchronization across interrelated planning processes.
Companies that use the Demand Planning application will have also subscribed to the S&OP application, and can also achieve broader value by using it with the Aggregate Supply Planning application.