Polaris Named Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2021 Top Supply Chain Project with ToolsGroup
BOSTON (June 16, 2020) – Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the only publication covering the entire global supply chain, selected Polaris to receive a “Top Supply Chain Projects Award for 2021” for its project with ToolsGroup. Polaris, which manufactures a wide range of vehicles including motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs, and agricultural vehicles, deployed ToolsGroup’s supply chain planning software to optimize spare parts inventory in its complex European distribution network against the high target service levels that its customers expect.
The Top Supply Chain Projects (formerly known as SDCE 100) spotlights successful and innovative transformation projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across a range of supply chain functions. These projects show how supply chain solution and service providers help their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for success.
The value Polaris gained by optimizing its inventory using ToolsGroup was exceptional:
- Service level improved 10 percentage points
- Inventory was reduced by 15 percentage points
- Planner productivity significantly improved
“The supply chain industry has been challenged with a host of supply chain disruptions over the last year. Yet, the winners on this list continued to re-tool and innovate,” says Marina Mayer, editor for Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics. “Whether it be moving a customer to a cloud-based solution or implementing a more sustainable shipping option, these top supply chain projects reflect the supply chain industry’s strength and resilience to overcome disruptions and work better, smarter and more efficiently in the years ahead.”
Go to www.sdcexec.com to view the full list of all 2021 Top Supply Chain Projects winners.
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As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2020 sales of $7.0 billion, Polaris’ high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER, RZR and GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. www.polaris.com
ToolsGroup is how organizations achieve their target service levels while optimizing inventory, no matter how complex their supply chain is or how much demand changes. In a world that never follows the rules, organizations have to be ready for anything – from the challenges of multi-echelon inventory optimization to the endless surprises of sporadic demand. To do this, they have to predict more behaviors, protect against surprises, and perform more efficiently. Only ToolsGroup makes all this possible. That’s why global leaders like Absolut, BP and Harley-Davidson continue to rely on us year after year. Visit www.ToolsGroup.com and follow us on Twitter @ToolsGroup.
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