ToolsGroup Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2020

18 Jun 2020

BOSTON (June 18, 2020) – Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected ToolsGroup as a recipient of an SDCE 100 Award for 2020. ToolsGroup was chosen for its project with Franke, a Swiss-based global supplier of solutions and equipment for domestic kitchens, private bathrooms, semi-/public washrooms, the professional foodservice sector, and coffee preparation.

The SDCE 100 spotlights successful and innovative projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the range of supply chain functions. These projects can serve as a map for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations. These projects also show how supply chain solution and service providers help their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for success.


ToolsGroup’s project with Franke

Franke, which operates in 40 countries, turned to ToolsGroup to improve forecasting, service levels and planner productivity, and unify the entire planning process. Deploying ToolsGroup’s Service Optimizer 99+ and integrating it with SAP ERP enabled Franke to receive reliable forecasts from all its markets, distribute the forecast efficiently through two echelons, and now expects to significantly improve inventory optimization and replenishment. Results included:

  • Significantly improved forecasting process stability
  • Significantly reduced time to execute forecasting and demand planning (50%)
  • Increased forecast accuracy (8 MAPE points reduction at material level)
  • Reduction of seasonal inventory peaks and related bullwhip effects

“Innovation is essential in driving the supply chain industry forward, and thanks to these valuable partnerships, companies of all sizes are able to achieve success in projects that matter,” says Marina Mayer, editor for Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “From business intelligence systems and supply and demand planning to inventory reduction and procurement solutions, the SDCE 100 offers proof-of-concept that with the right planning and execution, anything is possible.”


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