Lengthening cash to cash cycle times, extending supply chains carrying hidden costs, significant changes in lifestyles and shoppers behaviours all mean new complexities for Consumer Product manufacturers and retailers alike.
The basic challenge, and yet at the same time the opportunity, is to keep a tight focus on the Customer to accurately understand demand and react faster to changes in consumer behaviours and thus to establish an agile integrated supply chain able to fulfil that demand profitably.
TXT supports Consumer-Driven companies facing their unique challenges thanks to an exclusive combination of Integrated Planning and analytical capabilities spanning any critical business process:
One partner and one solution to manage the whole value chain translates into new levels of orchestration across the business: not only a greater collaboration around demand signals and forecasts, but the prompt translation of that demand into the most profitable marketing, sales and supply plans which ultimately result in improved service levels and margins.
Performance management is embedded in the solution and not separate. Correlated metrics help identify issues with accurate and timely information, choose and apply the best planning scenario and ultimately have a clear understanding of the implications of these decisions on both operational and financial KPIs. While planning, multiple what-if alternatives can be assessed taking into account variables such as promotions, inventory costs, customers’ ABC classification, as well as impact on profitability and margins to always determine the best trade-offs. Analysis can be carried out on unlimited attributes and dimensions.
In planning the value chain from end to end TXT tackles the unique challenges of different consumer-driven industries: