Towards collaborative sales & operations planning in Anaplan

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Customer

One of the world’s most geographically diversified steel producers, with a market coverage in construction, automotive, packaging and many more. They have operations in 26 countries commercial offices in over 35 countries.

 

 

Challenges

  • Many different divisions with their own sales organization. On top of that, every division requires raw steel from the same primary plants to meet customer demands
  • Doubts on how they could balance capacity fairly and strategically over the different divisions
  • Need to keep stock levels and stock-outs in check

 

Solution

bluecrux supported in:

  • Creating a planning sheet allowing to spread capacity over divisions
  • Integrating demand planning data into planning sheet
  • Tracking the impact on slab stocks and arrears
  • SC Reporting connected to S&OP

Results

Anaplan now allows collaborative planning by S&OP teams

Integrated demand data now avoids data erros and data islands

Connected planning in Anaplan reduces an overload of e-mail communication with Excels

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