b2wise is transforming many local and global supply chains and enabling them to gain competitive advantage
We are very proud of the growing Demand Driven community that we are building. This community includes the authors of DDMRP, leading demand driven consultancies, ERP consultancies, early adopters, thought leaders, universities, training organizations and most important of all: OUR CLIENTS. What unifies this community is that we are all innovators and we all believe deeply in the principles of demand driven. We have one common objective: MAKE DEMAND DRIVEN SUCCESSFUL.
After 4 attempts with a variety of forecasting/APS solutions spanning almost 2 decades, Protea Chemicals never really felt in control despite continued efforts to ‘improve the forecast’ and ‘optimize the safety stocks’ across their network. Then 1 year after implementing DDMRP service level had soared whilst inventory levels plummeted leaving many wondering if the inventory had been stolen as they stared at the vast empty spaces in their warehouses.
Our first customer will always be special. Before adopting DDMRP, service levels were not where the company needed them to be. Planners were scrambling to chase orders, inventory and material availability. Production focused on OEE and the competitors frequently outpreformed them. The results and awards (King of Supply Chain in France 2018) speak for themselves, but the way DDMRP alleviated stress and united the company was special.
When your products help people detect and initiate treatment for life threatening illnesses, your service levels need to be flawless and the global response from your supply chain needs to be lightening fast. So when the DDMRP operating model enabled you to reduce your inventory levels by more than 30% while at the same time improving your time to market by 60%; it is not that a difficult desicion to roll DDMRP out globally!
DDMRP is an evolution of the current forecast driven MRP that was developed over 40 years ago and is embedded in most ERP systems today. Because this primary mechanism is causing high inventories, poor service levels and overcapacities issues, many companies now consider these techniques obsolete and are actively looking for an alternative approach. DDMRP has already been successfully deployed across retailers, distributors and manufacturers from a wide range if industry sectors.
DDMRP has been successful deployed across manufacturing, distribution and retailing.
Manufacturers have the longest lead time, suffer the highest degree of variability and are being penalized if they don't meet the OTIF standards of their customer.
Distributors are caught in the middle. They constantly try to appease their customers while relying heavier upon manufacturers where all of the risk pools.
Retailers are having to deal with rapidly changing market trends that enable the consumer to access products in ever increasing ways. This makes price and availability key.
Chill out with clear priorities and less emergencies as production plan stabilises and quality, service and lead times improve simultaneously.
Relax by becoming a buffer manager and not spending hours each day chasing and updating the forecast in your off line excel spreadsheet.
Achieve Zen by using a simple priority system that ensures your products are evenly distributed thoughout your networks based on actual customer demand.
Become all seeing, knowing exactly what is needed, when and where and which vendors to focus on to reduce your buffers and increase your speed to market.
Be able to deliver 100% OTIF to your customers ever changing demands thereby making them the ‘King of Revenue’ not the ‘Bane of Operations’.
Have confidence that your operations will deliver on time and in full thereby allowing you to focus on the future and growth and not having to constantly fight fires that never extinguish.
Our Demand Driven project was not just a supply chain or IT project. It was a project the mobilised the entire enterprise from the broadroom to the shop floor.
Thanks to b2wise's DDMRP solution our commercial and purchase teams are starting to understand the complexities and the competitive advantage our supply chain can give us.
Protea Chemicals was an early adopter of DDMRP and in working with B2Wise, we have truly unleashed the power of planning throughout the organisation
We reduced MOQ by half, inventory by 20%, lead time by 43% and broke down mnay departmental silos! We were so proud to win King of the Supply Chain in France.
During our pioneering work on Demand Driven, b2wise worked tirelessly with us to ensure their solution mastered the complexity of our most challenging Demand Driven environments. Our partnership is a major asset.
b2wise has allowed XL Group to quickly build knowledge in the DDMRP methodology and has supported us in becoming a DDI Affiliate. Laurent Vigouroux's dynamism and expertise are invaluable.
b2wise has been a trusted partner in our mission to bring the revolutionary DDMRP principles to our clients. They are very perceptive to customer needs and are very flexible to ensure they always meet and exceed customer expectations. What differentiates them from others is that they are not only technically strong in DDMRP software but are also subject matter experts in this field and are educators par excellence. We wish them all the success!