ToolsGroup and North America’s Largest Tire Distributor to Present at Gartner Symposium, May 8-10, Orlando, Florida

25 Apr 2023

ATD will share how collaborative forecasting improved supplier performance and revolutionized its supply chain for business-wide benefits, thanks to ToolsGroup’s AI-driven planning solutions

BOSTON – April 25, 2023ToolsGroup announced today that we are exhibiting at the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo 2023 in Orlando Florida, May 8-10. We’re also pleased to announce that one of ToolsGroup’s top customers, American Tire Distributors, has been selected to present on May 8, 12:05 pm on Stage 2, Supply Chain Xpo Atlantic Hall.

Sarah Voorhees, Vice President of Demand and Inventory Planning at American Tire Distributors, will discuss how ATD improved in-house planning processes by adopting ToolsGroup Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+).Thanks to the solution’s AI-powered probabilistic forecasting engine, ATD has gained new insights into demand behavior, enabling them to increase customer satisfaction and profit margins while lowering inventory. It has moved from fixed forecast intervals to forward-looking dynamic planning, and increased forecast collaboration with both suppliers and end retailers for better, faster decisions.

“As North America’s premier tire distributor, we at ATD understand the challenges facing our partners in the automotive industry,” said Voorhees. “Our goal is to help our suppliers and customers continually adapt to changing trends and disruptions. With ToolsGroup SO99+, we have the AI-driven supply chain planning solutions that allow us to adapt quickly and stay flexible, helping us meet our own business goals while delivering on our promises to customers and strengthening our relationships within the industry.”

“ATD’s story is indicative of a new wave of supply chain strategies that leverage probabilistic techniques and artificial intelligence to thrive in today’s volatile economic climates,” said ToolsGroup CMO, Kevin Young. “By harnessing ToolsGroup’s AI-driven solutions, ATD’s supply chain absorbs disruption-related shockwaves and generates data-driven insights for better, faster decision making, network-wide. We’re thrilled to partner with ATD as they drive innovation with their upstream and downstream partners to reduce inventory and improve service across the entire supply network.”

Interested in learning more about ToolsGroup’s solutions? Book a meeting here and stop by booth #344.


About Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo

Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo conference delivers must-have insights, strategies and frameworks for chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) and supply chain leaders to think big and drive real impact within their organizations. Join a global community of CSCOs and supply chain executives in 2023.For more information visit: https://www.gartner.com/en/conferences/na/supply-chain-us


About ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup’s innovative AI-powered solutions enable retailers, distributors, and manufacturers to navigate through supply chain uncertainty. Our retail and supply chain planning suites empower a new level of intelligent decision making and unlock powerful business improvements in forecast accuracy, service levels, and inventory – delighting customers and achieving financial and ESG KPIs. Stay in touch with ToolsGroup on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, or visit www.toolsgroup.com

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