Alloy bridges the gap between planning and execution

Date Posted: June 23, 2020
End-to-end visibility and real-time alerting coordinates decisions across teams

Alloy, the Connected Planning & Execution Platform for consumer goods brands, today announced the addition of real-time control tower capabilities by connecting brands’ internal ERP data with real-time channel inventory, retailer POS & ecommerce data, distributor and 3PL data. With Alloy Intelligence, manufacturers can efficiently respond to the latest demand and supply conditions, especially when they do not match monthly plans.

Supply chain teams are constantly firefighting. The solution not only enables them to identify issues earlier, but also proactively work together to take the right corrective actions—before service levels, out-of-stocks or inventory efficiency are impacted. Timely insights support:

  • Real-time plan adjustments. Planners assess inventory and consumption across the network to determine if and how production should change when demand changes.
  • Real-time inventory management. Based on simulated Weeks of Supply, deployment teams distribute and move inventory where it’s needed to fulfill coming demand.
  • Collaborative inventory management. Knowing what’s happening at the point-of-sale, account teams strategically allocate inventory and work with retailers and distributors to align orders and replenishment.
  • Executive overview. Leaders manage by exception with a complete picture of network inventory health that maps their supply chain and shows where they’re hurting the most.

“These use cases come directly from our Enterprise customers. With data from their ERP, forecasts, shipments and various downstream partners harmonized and flowing into Alloy in a matter of months, they started to unlock powerful workflows that simply weren’t possible before without days of manual work,” says Roberto Carli, Chief Customer Officer and Co-Founder of Alloy.

“Our product development has now made it even faster and easier for every user to see the context they need, drill down to the specifics and decide what to do.”
-Roberto Carli, Co-Founder

The announcement comes at a time when COVID-19 has put a spotlight on supply chain agility and the need for robust cloud solutions that facilitate remote collaboration. From promoting data sharing to integrating and translating between different system and partner ‘languages,’ the company is helping organizations across the supply chain better understand each other and synchronize their response to meet consumer demand.

About Alloy

Alloy is the first Connected Planning & Execution Platform purpose-built for consumer goods brands. Now they can easily connect data from all of their retailers, distributors, 3PLs and ERP on a single intuitive platform — for better and faster supply chain and planning decisions.

Alloy is trusted by brands including Ferrero, Valvoline, Bosch and Melissa & Doug. We’ve helped our customers see 5% bottom line impacts, reduce out-of-stocks during product launches, and be able to initiate millions of dollars in incremental orders.

For more information, please visit our website www.alloy.ai.

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