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AI-Driven Supply Chain Planning Platform for CPG Brands

The Power of Data Science

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are two interconnected data science tools that can help businesses actively draw understandings from data, and then turn those insights into action to build lasting efficiencies, reduce costs, and raise profits.



CPG: A Fast and Furious Industry

The CPG industry has always been fast-moving. Though certain aspects of the industry are still playing catch-up — the CPG’s supply chain planning, for example, is lovingly old-school — its evolution is driven in large part by technology, which has had an everlasting impact on seemingly every single aspect of the supply chain. …


Introduction

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Intro

For CPG brands, uncertainty is a daily reality. The day-to-day grind is full of highs and lows. Competition is fierce and opportunistic. The market constantly fluctuates, as does supply and demand. Disturbances can occur along the supply chain at any moment. The list goes on and on. In short, nothing is guaranteed. It simply comes with the territory.


In this article we examine…

  • How CPG brands can scale their demand planning process and S&OP meetings.
  • The impact and importance of automating your supply chain processes, such as using an ERP for operations or an AI platform for demand planning and forecasting.
  • Why brands should adopt an independent demand planning solution that can “sit…

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Article highlights: An outline of what we’ll cover

To help CPG companies think about integrating a more efficient, agile, and accurate demand forecasting process, we’ll review the following topics:

  • Why it’s so important to adopt a fresh perspective on demand planning, and a step-by-step guide on how to do it.
  • The importance of data quality, quantity, and…


Introduction: Think Holistically and Get In Sync

What’s vital to one brand’s growth strategy may not be what’s vital to another’s. While one brand may want to focus on increasing margins or introducing new products, the other might be dead set on reducing various working capital costs that consistently nibble away at its bottom line.

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  3. Action-Ready Data

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