Nov. 4, 2010
/PRNewswire/ -- John Galt Solutions, the leading provider of affordable planning solutions for the consumer-driven supply chain, today announced the publication of a new study from Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), providing the Chief Supply Chain Officer a prioritized list of best practices within supply chain planning. The report,
Strategic Supply Chain Planning: Three Key Priorities of the Chief Supply Chain Officer
, found that 86% of respondents indicate that their management team has asked them to review the supply chain process in order to find opportunities to improve their company's supply chain planning processes, and 71% of respondents have indicated the same for supply chain technology improvement.
Supply chain planning is the aspect of end-to-end Supply Chain Management (SCM) with the potential to provide market differentiation for companies. The specific processes that were studied as part of this research are: supply chain network design, demand forecasting, inventory optimization, supply planning, and Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). John Galt Solutions offers leading technology to streamline demand and inventory planning processes as well as S&OP within its
Atlas Planning Suite
"Today, senior management is looking for the supply chain organization to deliver more than just efficiency – it is being asked to deliver innovative cost reduction strategies to help grow their company and present a market strategy differentiator," explained
, Vice President and Principal Analyst of Supply Chain Management at Aberdeen. "That's why organizations are increasingly using supply chain planning solutions, like those from
, to plan more efficiently and collect input from more stakeholders across the organization."
"Without leveraging a supply chain planning solution, it's almost impossible to get clear visibility to the tradeoffs between customer service level and inventory," added
, president of John Galt Solutions. "Manufacturers using our Atlas Planning Suite have increased forecast accuracy by as much as 50% while significantly reducing excess inventory," concluded Omrod.
The Atlas Planning Suite is a comprehensive, easy to implement demand planning and inventory management solution designed for growing mid-market companies. Manufacturers using Atlas Planning gain increased forecast accuracy, optimized inventory levels and improved supply chain performance. The Demand Management engine is a proven forecasting and
that takes into account product lifecycles, events, sales trends and seasonality.
To obtain a complimentary copy of the report, visit
About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company
Aberdeen provides fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having queried more than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness, creating demand, enabling sales, and delivering meaningful return-on-investment analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global technology markets, corporations turn to Aberdeen for insights that drive decisions.