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Semiconductors industry

Why is the o9 Digital Brain the platform every Semiconductor company needs?

Are your slow and siloed planning capabilities preventing you from detecting market changes, forecasting demand accurately, and driving integrated commercial, supply chain and financial plans and decisions at the speed and scale needed to compete in the digital age?

Common semiconductors
challenges by role

  • “We are seeing rapid growth in the smartphone and automotive market driving semiconductor investments in emerging markets.”
  • “Rapid innovation and portfolio expansion with shorter product life cycles is leading to markdowns/obsolescence”
  • “Our leading demand drivers & indicators not being monitored systematically - Creates surprises”
  • “Our long supply lead times create limited ability to react to significant changes in short term demand.”
  • “Demand shifts away from PCs to servers, telecom, music players and imaging devices creates forecasting challenges”
  • “Distribution, procurement and ops are not able to re-plan easily when faced with change”
  • “We have limited visibility and collaboration with Multi-Tier Suppliers around disruption and constraints”
  • “Allocation of constrained supply is often contentious and sub-optimal”
  • “High capital costs and lead times to build fabrication plants are often years ahead of actual demand.”
  • “Collaborative manufacturing adds complexity. We increasingly share design and manufacturing costs.
  • “Slow, siloed planning processes without clear view on constraints lead to alignment gap between planning, finance and operations execution”
  • “We cannot answer management what-if questions in real-time”
  • “Our S&OP is conducted on PowerPoint – A big productivity drain and highly ineffective meetings”

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Top 5 quick-win o9 capabilities that semiconductors 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. Manage significant volume shifts across channels and products. 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. Enable extended visibility and collaboration with suppliers.

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. Execute long-range – capital-intensive plans that enable competitive advantage.

Revenue Analytics, Planning & Gap Closure

Revenue Growth Management

Revenue Analytics, Planning & Gap Closure

Create and manage commercial plans across products, markets, channels and close gaps to plan by aligning NPI, pricing, and growth initiatives with inventory and supply capabilities. Utilize real-time scenarios to accelerate decision-making during volatile and dynamic market conditions.

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., Competitive pricing changes, leading indicators, mobility data, vehicle IoT data, customer trends, economic activity, etc. – to better understand your markets and customer demand drivers.

Tech company

Optimizing buffer and waffer semiconductor planning in a highly volitile market to reduce waste, order expedites and over production.

Automation product manufacturer

Conducting AI enabled scenario planning across time horizons, with the ability to evaluate the full P&L impact (including supply chain supportability) in real time.

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Key semiconductors solutions
powered by the o9 Digital Brain

IBP

Revenue Growth Management

Market Intelligence

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