Executive Briefs

Demand Planning and Inventory Optimization for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Improving forecast accuracy and customer service while optimizing inventory investment is a high priority for distributors, retailers and manufacturers.

 

But forecasting demand and optimizing inventory can be challenging. Short product life cycles are common, especially in verticals like apparel/fashion and electronics. Vertically-integrated or multi-channel distribution adds to supply chain planning complexity. Large numbers of SKUs create diverse demand behaviors and slow-moving inventory.

 

Synchronizing demand and supply, especially across a global supply chain, is a complex problem. SO99AX addresses it by offering a single integrated system that can fine tune forecasts with demand sensing capabilities and optimally replenish inventory. As a result, Microsoft Dynamics AX users are able to achieve sustainable customer service levels as high as 99+% with less global inventory.