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CSCOs of FT1000 companies choose the o9 Digital Brain to replace APO—here's why

Read our whitepaper to learn what next-generation capabilities FT1000 companies are enjoying when they replace APO with an AI/ML-powered platform.

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In our whitepaper, you’ll learn:

Why SAP IBP can’t manage the complexity and volatility of today’s global supply chains.

The key capabilities like AI forecasting, Demand Sensing, Control Towers, Scenario Planning and IBP that supply chain planning leaders need to compete in today’s digital economy.

Which next-gen solution delivers organizations the capabilities necessary for effective supply chain management.

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Next generation platforms are here

Faster, better, more flexible (than SAP IBP)

Now more than ever, organizations cannot afford to have their supply chains’ constrained by legacy technology. Having a state-of-the-art planning solution—one that provides the key capabilities below—provides clear competitive advantages in the lightning-fast, increasingly complex digital economy.

  1. Demand Sensing—Eliminate supply chain lags by reducing the reaction time between demand signals and the response to those signals.
  2. AI-powered Demand Forecasting—Use lagging and leading indicators of demand, as well as impactful external data,  to more accurately forecast demand.
  3. Control Towers—Detect and address disruptions in real time.
  4. IBP—Break down functional silos within your planning processes and make sure the right information flows to the right person at the right time.
  5. Scenario Planning—Run “what-if” scenarios against constraints, disruptions, and opportunities  in your supply chain to identify the optimal path forward to financial and service level success.

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We’ve done this before

Here’s why the world’s largest beverage company decided to replace APO

Minimizing spreadsheet chaos:
Most of their detailed demand planning and supply planning was a large siloed, manual effort handled outside APO using spreadsheets.

Relaxing a rigid data model:
Planning complexity wasn’t manageable in APO’s rigid data model. This forced planners to find workarounds and plan outside the system, often arriving at an inaccurate forecast.

Replacing missing functionality:
The creation of a production plan using production cycles, capacity load leveling and shelf life management, was also performed outside APO making it inefficient and siloed.

Enhancing forecasting flexibility:
Data model within APO was at the lowest level of granularity (e.g. SKU level), which prevented planners from managing their forecasts at aggregated levels.

Interested in learning how replacing APO can jumpstart your supply chain’s digital transformation?

Download our whitepaper to learn why FT1000 companies are replacing APO, the platform they’re choosing to replace it, and the capabilities they’re enabled with when they do.

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Value delivered

The improvements achieved by industry leading companies when they embraced the o9 Digital Brain:

  1. AI-Powered Demand Planning
  2. New Product Introductions (NPI)
  3. Accelerated Supply Planning
  4. Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization
  5. Integrated Business Planning (IBP)
  6. Supplier Collaboration
  7. Sustainable Supply Chain Operations
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