Alloy Technical Overview


Alloy is a cloud-based, connected planning and execution platform for consumer goods companies. More than 30,000 engineering hours have been invested in developing the Alloy Data Platform. Consumer goods-specific metrics and business logic are layered on top, allowing users to make better and faster supply chain and planning decisions.



Alloy has 850+ pre-built connectors to automate data collection across the supply chain, regardless of format (flat file, API, EDI, Excel spreadsheet). These data integrations are set up during implementation and then automatically updated on a predetermined cadence.

This table shows the types of connectors that already exist in the platform. Custom connectors can be built as needed. Not all data elements are required, but as many as possible are encouraged to enable the full suite of use cases. We will advise which data elements are essential and which are optional based on the capabilities desired.

Data Elements

Internal: Customer Orders and Shipments Transactions (“Sell-in”) Internal: Customer Orders and Shipments Transactions (“Sell-in”)
Internal: Product Master Internal: Brand Forecast/Plan
Alloy: Retail Calendars Internal: Calendar
External: Partner Data Portal External: Partner EDI
External: Partner Flat Files (Excel, etc.) Internal: ERP Inventory
Internal: ERP Purchase/Production Orders [Transactional] Internal: ERP Internal Transfers [Transactional]
External: 3PL Integration (Inv, SO, PO) External: Supplier Integration (Inv, SO, PO)
EDI Flat Files (Excel, etc.)
Planning Parameters (Lead Times, Inventory Targets, MOQs, etc.)


Harmonize the various data types to create a unified representation of your end-to-end supply chain.



Alloy provides out-of-the-box metrics critical for every consumer goods company to effectively manage their inventory relative to fluctuating demand. Drawing from the expertise of our customers, Alloy continually introduces additional industry best practice metrics as part of its SaaS subscription. Below is a sample list of
metrics Alloy routinely provides users.

Sample Metrics

Category Sell-In Inventory Sell-Through
Partner Data Retail Orders Retail Inventory Sales
Partner Data Retail Shipments Retail Inventory Target Sales Target
Partner Data Retail Receipts Retail Weeks of Supply Forecasts and Plans
Partner Data Brand Forecasts/Plans Retail Weeks of Supply Target
Partner Data Retail Out-of-Stock
Partner Data Retail In-Stock
ERP Data Brand Forecasts/Plans Brand Inventory
ERP Data Sales Order-Line Item 3PL/Distributor Inventory
ERP Data Internal Transfers Supplier Inventory
Derived Data Retail Phantom Inventory Unconstrained Demand
Derived Data Simulated Inventory Lost Sales
Derived Data Simulated Weeks of Supply OOS %


Built on top of the Alloy Data Platform are business logic and features that enable Alloy users across departments to analyze, forecast, plan and make decisions, all operating off a unified source of information for easier cross-functional alignment and collaboration.

Product Application Features
Partner Data Data Data Source Status
Alloy Intelligence Data Export
Alloy Intelligence Data Import
Alloy Intelligence Data Location Master Management
Alloy Intelligence Data Product Master Management
Alloy Intelligence Data Shipping Lane Management
Alloy Intelligence Data Unit Conversion
Alloy Intelligence Data Event Management
Alloy Intelligence Intelligence Lift Impact Analysis
Alloy Intelligence Intelligence Retail Forecast Versioning
Alloy Intelligence Intelligence Customized Product Attributes
Alloy Intelligence Intelligence Dashboard Linking
Alloy Intelligence Intelligence Dashboards
Alloy Intelligence Intelligence Attribute Filters
Alloy Intelligence Intelligence Metric Filters
Alloy Intelligence Intelligence Industry-Best Practice Metrics
Alloy Intelligence Intelligence Network Aware Attributes
Alloy Intelligence Intelligence Widgets
Alloy Intelligence Orders Order Status Tracking
Alloy Intelligence Orders Order-Line Item Visibility
Alloy Intelligence Settings Alerts
Alloy Intelligence Settings Global Search
Alloy Intelligence Settings Permissions
Alloy Intelligence Settings Subscriptions
Alloy Planning Intelligence Automated Forecast Publishing
Alloy Planning Intelligence Automated Plan Publishing
Alloy Planning Planning Automated Plan Publishing
Alloy Planning Planning Sales Forecasting
Alloy Planning Planning Shipment Forecasting
Alloy Planning Planning Forecast Model Selection
Alloy Planning Planning Plan Manual Overrides
Alloy Planning Planning New Product Introduction
Alloy Planning Planning Plan Version Control
Alloy Planning Planning Event Lift Management