Many “integrated” software suites have been assembled from independently acquired products built on disjointed models. Passing data from one module to the next contributes to bullwhip effect and often introduces scalability problems. Most importantly it creates shortcomings in the ability to precisely and correctly model the demand and supply chains.
In contrast, the uniqueness of the Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+) platform stems from being designed from the beginning as a single model for an end-to-end planning process.
At ToolsGroup, precise modeling is our forte. All of our solutions are built from the same detailed coherent model of demand and supply. Rather than thrown together and dressed up to look the same, our solutions were all born from the same DNA. The net result is an end-to-end process that minimizes the bullwhip effect, scales easily, and provides deep insight into demand signals, inventory behaviors and supply chain volatility. ToolsGroup’s solution components can be implemented independently, but are completely interlocking from the ground up, creating a tightly connected, high efficiency supply chain planning platform.
SO99+ encompasses core supply chain functions such as demand forecasting, fulfillment and replenishment. But it also includes next-level functionality such as demand sensing, multi-echelon inventory optimization, and trade promotion and new product demand modeling.