Case Studies

Advanced Planning System Implementation Support

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The Client

Global snack food company

The Challenge

The company is in the process of implementing Blue Yonder and needed various internal employees to provide their subject matter expertise throughout the implementation.

This led to strained workloads for the internal SMEs working on the implementation project, and as a result the company was anticipating an increase in turnover and a decrease in productivity.

The Solution

Catena Solutions has brought in a team to take on the workload of the SMEs being pulled away to assist with the implementation.

Our consultants are providing senior expertise and guidance to the Demand Planning, Supply Planning, and Materials Planning teams to enable the tactical day-to-day operations of the company.

Demand Planning Solution: Catena Solutions is supporting the Demand Planning team by managing system statistical data in BlueYonder; executing changes to forecast analyses; enhancing forecasts by merging business knowledge and expertise with statistical models; providing forecast intelligence to the Supply Planning team; and sharing ownership in company case fill service level performance.

Supply Planning Solution: We’re supporting the Supply Planning team by developing and implementing production plans and driving the strategic execution needed to deliver the organization’s goals on order fill rates, obsolete inventory, inventory levels, and cost optimization.

Materials Planning Solution: Our support to the Materials Planning team includes ensuring packaging supply while maximizing value. Packaging categories in scope include flexibles and cartons; packaging categories for future consideration include master cases. The Materials Planning resource is also responsible for generating daily, weekly, and monthly reporting to support both the project and day-to-day operations.

The Benefit

  • Reduced turnover risk: Our consultants are reducing the turnover risk for the company’s internal employees involved in the implementation.
  • Increased productivity: Our skilled resources are leveraging their senior-level expertise to quickly learn internal processes with minimal training, exceeding performance expectations.
  • Process optimization: We identified and recommended improved processes to decrease inefficiencies and are working on integrating the processes into the implementation.

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