Demand Solutions: Supply Chain Management Softwares To Help Reach Planning Goals

Bill Harrison, CEO
Having the right supply chain partners can make the difference between having seamless processes satisfied customers or frustrating delays in product delivery, missed opportunities. Demand Solutions is a subsidiary of Logility, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software. It is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and also a member of The Institute of Business Forecasting and The St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA). Founded in 1985, with its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, the company now has more than 10,000 users in over 70 countries. Bill Harrison, the President of Demand Solutions, is responsible for the company's corporate strategy and direction as well as its operations including development, sales, marketing, services, customer programs, alliances and channels.

Demand Solutions has been providing software for the full spectrum of supply chain management – inventory planning, sales & operations planning (S&OP), demand planning and forecasting, collaboration, inventory optimization and replenishment, advanced planning & scheduling and retail planning.

Its software helps enterprises of all sizes reach their planning goals. The company’s products are easy to implement, easy to use and deliver fast ROI enabling companies to improve fill rates, increase inventory turns, optimize inventory, increase inventory planning accuracy, increase customer satisfaction, create greater efficiencies, unlock profit potential through, improved demand planning, and assist with S&OP.

“The days of working with siloed data sources throughout an organization are gone,” says Bill Harrison, CEO of Demand Solution.
“Demand Solutions customers recognize that today's best-practice approach is more comprehensive and based on a holistic view of the enterprise that incorporates people, process and technology to ensure optimal demand planning,” he adds. Demand Solutions software helps enterprises of all sizes reach their planning goals helping organizations produce goods more efficiently. It enables companies to build online ecosystem – social environments– where the organizations can share expertise and information with their stakeholders to keep inventory moving forward. This social supply chain helps organizations drive down costs, improve productivity and increase cash flow. As a result, organizations can react more quickly to changes in their markets and take on new competitors from a position of strength.

Demands Solutions’ products are customizable to customers’ needs. They are ERP agnostic, integrating seamlessly with all ERP systems. It also offers advanced, integrated capabilities such as Integrated Business Planning (IBP) which helps in taking supply/demand planning to the next level, and is a step beyond S&OP. Demand Solutions also offers integrated solutions such as Social Supply Chain, Workflow, Business Intelligence and Predictive Lead Time capabilities, and a SaaS/Cloud-based solution.

The company’s clientele include Diageo, Starbucks, Mizuno, Everlast, Rawlings, Lonely Planet, Blommer Chocolate, Maidenform, BP (British Petroleum), Sazerac, and Stanley Tools. It has managed to benefit a number of other companies as well. One such company is Drive Products, a leading truck equipment supplier. “Our fill rate on customer orders is about 90 percent, but we can already see this metric improving, which will further fortify our market share and possibly promote additional sales,” says Mike King, Purchasing Manager of Drive Products. “Demand Solutions RP is realistically projecting $4 to $5 million can be taken out of our moving capital over the next 18 months,” he adds.

Company
Demand Solutions

Headquarters
Westborough, MA

Management
Bill Harrison, CEO

Description
Providers of software for the full spectrum of supply chain management

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