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Distribution Planning

FuturMaster Distribution Planning manages every level of the distribution chain, developing realistic scenarios (considering distribution network, supply constraints, shutdowns, etc.) and optimising your existing operations (quality of service, stock availability, waste, logistics-related costs).

RESPONDING TO YOUR CHALLENGES:

Designed to improve your stock availability, reduce logistical costs and ensure high quality of service, Distribution Planning helps you to identify your distribution requirements when planning strategy (flow optimisation, resource allocation, capacity etc.), tactics (stock availability, replenishment policies etc.) and operations (shipping stock, calculating transit plans, adhering to transportation constraints, etc.).

Tailored distribution rules, multidimensional reports and relevant KPIs provide you with all the tools required to efficiently manage your distribution plans.

Distribution Planning

This solution is designed to:

  • control stock availability by defining stocking policies (minimum/maximum, safety stock, stock coverage, quality of service, etc.)
  • measure and improve key performance indicators (OTIF, inventory turns, etc.)
  • anticipate issues and raise proactive value adding alerts
  • develop and prioritise storage and procurement strategies by market, family or product category (ABC)
  • effectively manage product lifecycle and substitutions
  • develop plans for alternative demand and procurement scenarios, easily comparing results
  • comply product shelf life to minimise wastage
  • define shortage management strategies by subsidiaries and markets

 

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Our Key Figures

key1SERVICE LEVEL IMPROVED BY

+5%

key2 STOCK LEVELS REDUCED BY

-20%

key3COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH WASTE REDUCED BY

-5%

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Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetics has been collaborating together with FuturMaster to improve its supply chain for number of years. Find out more about the solutions they have used and the results they have achieved.

Success story

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Major objectives are being achieved, firstly through definition of supply and production plans. Secondly, through the automatic replenishment of subsidiaries to satisfy their sales forecasts.
François TASSART - DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL PLANNING AND FORECASTING AT GUERLAIN
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The high level of automation was important due to the thousands of SKU’s that were being forecasted and the erratic nature of corrugated demand patterns. In addition, the sales force had previously not been engaged in the forecasting process, so it was essential that the system focused their attention on the major lines that required their input.
Eric Williams - S&OP COORDINATOR AT DS SMITH PACKAGING
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Over the last few years stock has moved to the right place to ensure a streamlined supply chain, and thanks to significantly improving the accuracy of our forecasts, we’re now able to maintain ideal safety stocks and we’re running on an optimum level right now.
Bill Dales - DEMAND PLANNING CONTROLLER AT FOX’S
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Contact us

FuturMaster - France
Immeuble Aurélium
1, cours de l’Ile Seguin
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
FRANCE
Tel +33 (0)1 46 08 05 45 


Tel Tel +33 (0)1 46 08 05 45