VILMORIN-MIKADO SUPPLY CHAIN
Enhancing Effectiveness In A Volatile World Through Global Collaborative Demand Planning
Vilmorin-Mikado, a Franco-Japanese company and part of the Limagrin group, is a global leader in the seed business for field and vegetable crops. With a focus on innovation and sustainability, Vilmorin Mikado is renowned for its range of carrot seeds. However, the company faces several challenges, including inventory management, demand volatility, continuous growth, and R&D investment. To address these challenges, Vilmorin Mikado has implemented a structured process and collaborative approach. The company relies on FuturMaster, a common and collaborative tool, for demand planning and supply chain management. The tool enables long-term and short-term forecasting, supports the S&OP process, and provides global visibility and data integration. By leveraging this solution, Vilmorin Mikado aims to improve forecast accuracy, optimize inventory levels, and ensure customer satisfaction.
- Vilmorin-Mikado Business Overview & Challenges
- Global Collaborative Demand Planning to Support Growth
- Deploying FuturMaster Globally: one team connected by one tool
- Achievement and next steps
Case Study Abstract
With a dedicated team of over 1,000 people from more than 25 nationalities, the company operates two plants, 12 distribution platforms, and commercial subsidiaries in 120 countries. Managing a complex and segmented range of over 1,500 varieties, Vilmorin-Mikado faces the challenges of crop failure, excess seeds, and meeting diverse market conditions and requirements. The company's demand supply manager, Céline Predonzan, emphasizes the importance of forecast accuracy, collaborative work, and a structured process in addressing these challenges. By leveraging the FuturMaster tool, Vilmorin-Mikado achieves global visibility, data harmonization, and improved forecast accuracy, supporting its long-term and short-term planning, inventory management, and customer satisfaction.