Bill HarrisonPresident, Demand Solutions
Demand Management is the developer of the Demand Solutions Digital Supply Chain Network, which helps companies seize new markets, expose and adapt to evolving market conditions and handle their diverse industries more profitably.
Demand Management is the developer of the Demand Solutions Digital Supply Chain Network, which helps companies seize new markets, expose and adapt to evolving market conditions and handle their diverse industries more profitably. The DS Platform integrates artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics to simplify planning, accelerate turnaround times, increase accuracy, enhance organizational efficiency, break down market silos and increase visibility. For more than 30 years, Demand Solutions has enabled consumers to maximize inventory and customer support, while at the same time offering a strategic edge for an integrated supply chain. Thousands of consumers in more than 80 countries have adopted Demand Solutions. Demand Management is a major global supplier of SaaS (SaaS) Supply Chain Forecasting Tools for Demand Solutions. These affordable, easy-to-use tools for suppliers and distributors are designed to increase prediction precision, boost customer service levels and reduce total inventories to optimize profitability and decrease costs. Designed to run on Azure, a cloud service from Microsoft, the Demand Solutions supply chain planning solution offers capabilities for demand optimization, inventory optimization, supply optimization, retail optimization, quality & compliance, product lifecycle management, sourcing management, sales & operations planning, integrated business planning, advanced analytics and supply chain data management.
The company’s demand optimization is based on the use of stand-alone forecasting technologies to update consumers’ demand for real-time preparation criteria based on what is currently happening on the market. Demand Optimization aims to efficiently produce forecasts using extremely advanced forecasting algorithms—without grappling with their complexities. Forecast for every time unit or object in a database. Easily constrain orders from shipment power, seasonality, inventory constraints, manpower and storage space. Keep in charge by viewing market projections, history, and on-hand inventory all on one page.
Demand Solutions realizes that each implementation has a unique set of needs and challenges. So that’s why Demand Solutions uses a best-in-class implementation methodology to deliver supply chain solutions to meet individual customer requirements. “Our proven methodology covers the entire implementation lifecycle - beginning with the transition from sales to services, then from services to support.” Bill Harrison, President. The company’s implementation phases include: Project initiation, Design, Execute, Validate, Deploy and Transition to Support. Realizing that not all projects are the same, nor are consumer preferences, Demand Solutions customize the delivery offerings to deliver resources that make sense to the customer. The company offers other services such as Company-specific implementation design, support and documentation, Supply Chain Management Process design and Implementation audits.
In some cases, the problems for aftermarket parts suppliers remain the same year after year. Customers will still have to contend with huge inventories, thousands of low-volume and slow-moving goods, and the need to expedite shipping as the market for a “C” commodity unexpectedly heats up. The Demand Solutions Digital Supply Chain Platform is designed to help manufacturers of aftermarket parts set and exceed new business objectives—even in a volatile environment. Aftermarket parts organizations use Demand Solutions to: Boost service and profits by optimizing inventory policies for fast- and slowmoving parts, reduce costs and risk by using machine learning to enhance planning, Implement precise, continuous planning for broad product portfolios and long-tail items and Automate routine tasks and focus more attention on delighting customers.