o9 Digital Brain™
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Energy and resources metals

Capitalize on volatility – Adopt a digital platform to mitigate risk and capture market opportunities

Common metals
challenges by role

  • “The market is highly cyclical to market conditions - this stresses our sales plans and creates need to track assumptions and risk”
  • “We have limited visibility to NPI, Marketing, & Price Changes – Extremely manual processes”
  • “We are seeing extreme competition and price pressure”
  • “We are seeing a rising variety of value added service requests - driving different additives”
  • “We lack visibility to anticipate and simulate upstream capacity.”
  • “We face significant procurement challenges of raw material (getting the right quality and quantity to the different sites)”
  • “Hot charging timing(Steel) – having the right timing between furnace and rolling) is getting more complex”
  • “Make to order is still common/little visibility on demand signals that are creating unwanted buffers”
  • “Planning and scheduling is difficult and must take into account changing campaigns and product sequencing”
  • Highly competitive market – price and margin pressure
  • “High variability of quality and prices of raw materials make it difficult to provide reliable projections”
  • “We cannot answer management what-if questions in real time”
  • “Our AOP /finance process is disconnected from the rolling forecasts of our S&OP process”
  • “We have been largely focused on status reporting (Performance to Date ) vs. Insight into forecast gaps and gap closure actions”

Aim big, start small, iterate rapidly.

Top 5 quick-win o9 capabilities that metals clients are starting with

AI/ML Powered Forecasting and Demand Planning

AI Forecasting

AI/ML Powered Forecasting and Demand Planning

Using market knowledge, unleash the potential of AI/ML forecasting to more accurately predict demand. By better linking demand and supply, shape demand to maximize both short-term and long-term revenues and margins.

Supply Chain Analytics, Planning & Control Tower

Control Tower

Supply Chain Analytics, Planning & Control Tower

Respond to demand changes and supply disruptions across the multi-tier SC in real-time thanks to advanced replanning capabilities, with what-if scenario evaluation.

Leverage predictive IoT signals to mitigate supply chain risk. Drive extended visibility and collaboration with suppliers and maximize asset utilization.

Digital IBP

IBP

Digital IBP

Bring Financial, Commercial and Supply Chain plans and forecasts together, evaluate revenue gap closure proposals, supply chain feasibility and cost scenarios, and make P&L optimal decisions – Run all IBP meetings on the system for better alignment, and greater accountability. Maximize profitability in volatile market conditions.

Revenue Analytics, Planning & Gap Closure

Revenue Growth Management

Revenue Analytics, Planning & Gap Closure

Create and manage commercial plans across products, markets and channels and close gaps-to-plan by aligning NPI, pricing, and growth initiatives with inventory and supply capabilities.

Market & Supply Chain Data - Knowledge Foundation

Market Intelligence

Market & Supply Chain Data - Knowledge Foundation

Connect the dots across products, channels, customers, and markets. Leverage the vast amounts of data now available – e.g., Commodity price leading indicators, mobility data, customer trends, economic activity, etc. – to better understand your markets and customer demand drivers.

Testimonials

Trusted by the industry leaders

"The o9 software allows us to find the problem almost instantly, thereby allowing us to implement the corrective action much sooner well in advance of the opportunity that we faced."

Lillo Puma

Lillo Puma

Vice President of Supply Chain, Central Services, and Planning

"Cross functional planning is nothing without cross functional execution. o9 provides a data driven, collaborative world where real trade off decisions are made to optimize company outcomes."

Steve Schuckenbrock

Steve Schuckenbrock

Former CEO of CROSSMARK

"What's really succeeding with us is the idea of the connection to the data and a best-in-class UX/UI, so the people that use the business can really make an impact."

David Almeida

David Almeida

Chief Strategy & Technology Officer

"Creating high-level financial plans and targets for our biggest regional channels and top product categories has been game-changing. It has led to more strategic conversations, better quality, and more accurate plans, and grounded us to unlock long-term growth."

Megan Zielinski

Megan Zielinski

Director of Global Planning

"The o9 platform makes our decision-making much faster. It’s also giving us a better and deeper understanding of the analytics, the cost of decisions, and now when we make those decisions, there’s a much higher degree of confidence that we actually execute."

Bill Grah

Bill Grah

Director of S&OP

Agricultural supply distributor

Minimizing write-downs with key market indicators

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Connecting and synchronizing financial and supply chain plans to proactively manage the business and attain key objectives

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Seamlessly orchestrating demand and supply from their suppliers to the store shelf

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Deployed digital supply chain control tower to detect and mitigate risks and respond to market opportunities in real-time

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