ToolsGroup to Showcase Service-Driven Supply Chain Planning at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019

7 May 2019

American Tire Distributors (ATD) to Highlight How It Worked with ToolsGroup to Tackle Forecasting and Inventory Challenges with S&OP

BOSTON (May 8, 2019) – ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, today shared details of its participation in the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, taking place May 13-16 in Phoenix.

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019 is the world’s most important gathering of supply chain leaders. Disruptions large and small confront today’s supply chains on a daily basis. At this year’s conference, chief supply chain officers and their leadership teams focus how to recognize the impacts of disruptions and create transformational strategies that empower the organization to exceed performance expectations.

ToolsGroup is a sponsor of the event and will exhibit at booth 327 showcasing how its service-driven planning automation helps companies overcome volatile demand and inventory challenges, leading to outstanding customer service levels and reduced global inventory.

“Companies today are trying to find balance between profitability and exceeding customer expectations,” said Joseph Shamir, CEO, ToolsGroup. “ToolsGroup takes a fundamentally different approach by helping companies better understand the probability of demand and what shapes it. Our customers consistently see service levels increase while inventory, cost, and waste go down.”

On May 14 at 3:50 p.m., Mark Chandler, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain for American Tire Distributors (ATD), will present “Tackling Forecasting and Inventory Challenges with S&OP.” ATD is one of the largest tire distributors in the world with more than 140 distribution centers and 80,000 customers across North America. In his presentation, Mark will discuss how ATD faced the challenges of SKU proliferation, a long tail of very slow-moving items, and poor vendor fill rates with a strategic S&OP program. Mark will also be available at the ToolsGroup booth following the presentation to answer questions.

About ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup supply chain planning and demand analytics software helps companies deliver exceptional service while reducing global inventory. Our service-driven planning automation enables manufacturers, distributors and retailers worldwide to overcome volatile demand and supply chain complexity by understanding the probability of demand and what shapes it. ToolsGroup customers consistently see service levels and planner productivity increase while inventory, cost and waste go down. ToolsGroup solutions include Demand Planning & Sensing, Inventory Optimization, Allocation & Replenishment, Promotions Planning and S&OP.

About American Tire Distributors

American Tire Distributors is one of the largest independent suppliers of tires to the replacement tire market. It operates more than 140 distribution centers, including 25 distribution centers in Canada, serving approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada. The company offers an unsurpassed breadth and depth of inventory, frequent delivery and value-added services to tire and automotive service customers. American Tire Distributors employs approximately 5,000 associates across its distribution center network, including approximately 800 associates in Canada.

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