Forecasting and Sales & Operations Planning (FSOP)
The customer is the largest pharmaceuticals company in Japan and a leader in the global pharmaceuticals industry, with operations in more than 70 countries worldwide.
Customer need/ Project scope
The main objective of the FSOP program was to establish a more sustainable forecasting process, improve forecast accuracy, and reduce inventory in the company’s worldwide supply chain.
Brief description of Akselera’s role, deliverables and results
Akselera advisors provided project management, solution architecture, supply chain planning and forecasting, and process and SAP expertise to the project. Their main contribution to the project was the successful creation of a new forecasting process, including a new organizational set-up and a local demand review implemented worldwide. The forecasting process was fully aligned with the financial planning process. In addition, a supply review process, including use of an Economic Stock Optimizer, was implemented at the company’s manufacturing facilities.