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Accenture helps consumer goods and services companies with aligning customer expectations with supply chain plans through our integrated demand and supply planning approach.
According to Accenture research, high-performance businesses are much better—and faster—than their competitors at allocating resources and achieving superior return on investment. And that is largely because their approach to demand planning is highly sophisticated.
Global operations call for a higher level of integration between demand and supply. Accenture helps consumer goods and services companies collect actionable insights on market trends and customer expectations and align them with supply chain plans to get the right products to the right consumers at the right time through our integrated demand and supply planning approach.
Accenture’s integrated demand and supply planning approach helps consumer goods manufacturer’s to collaborate with suppliers, distributors and customers throughout the demand and supply planning processes. Our approach helps clients:
Segment the value chain and align plans to key customer groups to help manufacturers increase speed to market and contain costs.
Gain advanced and deep insight through comprehensive analytical capabilities to improve forecast accuracy.
Create a closed-loop process from demand planning to supply planning to collaborative planning—one supported by robust sales and operations planning and performance management.
Measure the return on investment on sales and promotions and incorporate the findings into future supply plans.
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