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Customer

One of Europe’s leading healthcare partners and distributor of medical equipment operating in 12 countries. The scope of this implementation was focused on the Nordics, covering 6 distribution centres and over 40.000 SKUs.

Challenges

  • Their current planning solution was unable to provide a solution for sound demand planning incl. the forecasting of tender volumes
  • High workload due to the number of SKUs and current planning solution in place
  • Continue delivering high customer service levels whilst reducing inventory

Solution

Anaplan was implemented as a platform connecting their demand planning, supply planning, inventory management and S&OE. We set up exception-based management and dashboards for all planners and we rolled out a flexible safety stock and supply planning logic to enable them to more accurately plan for the right amount of supply. Also, we optimized their truck and container logic to reduce costs.

 

Results

Happy planners due to workload reduction and more user-friendly planning solutions

improved visibility on inventory

Improved forecast accuracy (incl. tenders)

S&OE process that allows exception management in one tool

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