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%

Video

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

Long lead times of up to six or seven months for products coming from Asia means having to be able to forecast a long time ahead with pin-point accuracy,
Christophe Pecriaux - Forecasting Manager for Western Europe at Hanes Intimates
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We try to adhere to the principals of ‘just-in-time’ production and never over-stocking, but it’s a fine balance optimising the process and avoiding stopping production because of missing parts.
Tuk Le - Supply Chain Director
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FuturMaster allows us to very quickly analyse whether a particular promotion is realistic or not and see any resulting sales uplift.
Iain Bishop - Senior Commercial Forecast Manager at Warburtons
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Contact us

FuturMaster - UK
3, Brindley Place
B1 2HL – Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel +44 (0)1212 317200
Tel +33 (0)1 46 08 05 45