o9 Digital Brain™
for Wood, Pulp, Paper & Packaging

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

Common wood, pulp, paper & packaging
challenges by role

  • “We see significant shifts in our mix between wholesalers, lumber yards, construction companies, furniture makers, and lumber retailers”
  • “We have limited visibility to Marketing, & Price Changes – Extremely manual processes”
  • “Managing unique seasonality and product variances across my areas is very challenging”
  • “We have limited CRM Opportunity pipeline visibility – Not systematized”
  • “We are trying to build margins by producing customized products for particular uses”
  • “Our leading demand drivers & indicators not being monitored systematically - creates surprises”
  • “We have to manage a complex “push-pull” supply chain with highly variable yields”
  • “Our batch planning systems are not providing real-time answers to demand and supply change what-ifs”
  • “Controlling logistics costs is a priority. Volatile fuel costs and disruptions threaten efficient operations and profitability.”
  • “SKU Complexity - We are being asked to produce more customized products”
  • “Our lumber supply and prices fluctuate sharply due to cyclical demand, acres planted, yield, and inventory levels”
  • “Our crop production can vary from region to region and is highly volatile with climate change”
  • “Inventories can be large and hard to manage, especially with our large kiln-drying facilities.”
  • “Our AOP /finance process is disconnected from the rolling forecasts of our S&OP process”
  • “People Productivity – Most work is offline, with low adoption of systems of engagement”

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Top 5 quick-win o9 capabilities that wood, pulp, paper & packaging 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 supply chain in real-time thanks to advanced replanning capabilities, with what-if scenario evaluation. Drive extended visibility and collaboration with suppliers, wholesalers and retailers.

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. Utilize real-time scenarios to manage commodity volatility.

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., Housing Starts, Commodity price leading indicators, customer trends, economic activity, etc. – to better understand your markets and customer demand drivers.

Testimonials

Trusted by the industry leaders

"So with IBP, what we are achieving now is one single source of truth. Everyone aligns behind one number, with the ultimate accountability for IBP being the general manager. So you take the power out of the functions and give it to the general manager to run the business as they see fit, which is unbelievable."

Dr. Athina Kanioura

Dr. Athina Kanioura

Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer

"o9 was able to significantly improve our forecast accuracy."

Dr. Frank Stegherr

Dr. Frank Stegherr

Senior Vice President of Corporate SCM & Logistics

"We had a significant reduction in expedited costs. Our target was 4 to 6 million dollars. And we achieved close to 9 million dollars…"

Jay Koganti

Jay Koganti

Vice President of Supply Chain COE

"With o9, we had visibility and we were able to save on overtime. So we’re talking about unprecedented volumes and we didn't have to throw unproductive volume or dollars to that. We were able to do it properly. "

Deanna DeFillipis

Deanna DeFillipis

Demand Planning Manager

"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

Key wood, pulp, paper & packaging solutions
powered by the o9 Digital Brain

Collaborative Demand Planning

Supplier Collaboration

Supply Chain Control Tower

Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

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