Anaplan for Supply Planning

Supply for every demand

Supply planning that fulfills
demand in the most efficient way possible

At the core of business success is the simple yet elusive formula: Supply should meet demand. Solving that formula isn’t always easy.

In today’s fast-paced market, it’s essential to have a supply plan that can meet demand consistently and efficiently. Supply planning with Anaplan provides real-time, end-to-end visibility and “what-if” scenario planning to ensure an accurate supply forecast across the entire network. It provides the ability to collaborate with all relevant parties, including customers, suppliers, and other network partners. And with Anaplan’s Optimizer engine, supply chain management leaders can turn complex decisions into simple choices by harnessing huge amounts of data.

  • Increase supply chain agility by responding to demand and supply disruptions swiftly with custom alerts and scenario-based plans
  • Gain end-to-end inventory visibility across locations of on-hand and projected inventory needs
  • Avoid demand shortages by realigning your constrained supply network to prioritized demand
  • Optimize usage of constrained resources and materials while avoiding stock-outs

Inventory optimization

The core issue of inventory optimization is knowing where to store inventory along the supply chain to lower prices and increase efficiency. Anaplan’s Optimizer engine makes those decisions easy. Optimizer brings all variables into the equation, including service levels, lead time, changes in demand, customer commitments, and supply reliability. Optimizer shows supply chain professionals exactly how much inventory to have at each location to meet the customer’s required service levels.

  • Simplify complex inventory decisions with Optimizer
  • Meet service levels and deliver products to customers on time, every time
  • Know where to store inventory along the supply chain to save money
  • Use scenario planning to adjust factors and see the impact in your inventory and production plans

Supply network optimization

  • Simplify complex supply network decisions with Optimizer
  • Get products from raw material to consumer in the most cost-efficient way possible
  • Re-optimize in real time when the demand forecast changes

Capacity
planning

  • Easily determine how much capacity you need to meet changing demands
  • Build an accurate supply forecast instead of spending time gathering data

Production
planning

  • Quickly determine how to allocate employees, materials, and production capacity
  • Make real-time changes to production plans
  • Collaborate with suppliers, manufacturers, and trading partners to align plans for maximum efficiency

Supply planning use cases

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“Our partnership with Anaplan has transformed the way we plan and forecast, supporting our customer network across the country to ensure that they continue to have the right product in the right place at the right time.”

- Senior Manager of Logistics Excellence, Tarmac

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“Anaplan is really one vision of the truth. You can look at it from all angles.”

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Manager of Sales Compensation, TELUS

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“We know how much we will sell...and when we can distribute it to stations. This helps drive down distribution costs and working capital.”

-Magnus Tagtstrom,
Senior Director of Supply Chain Optimization, Circle K

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