Strategically plan based on shifting consumer demand

Alloy for Demand Planning is a POS-driven forecasting and planning solution for consumer goods companies. It generates forecasts based on harmonized POS and shipment data and translates them into an optimal cross-retailer shipment plan based on your inputs.

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Configure

Input your hierarchy, planning cadence, lead times and inventory targets

Forecast

Select forecast models for your different segments (SKU-partner, for example)

Demand plan

Add any adjustments to your POS forecasts

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Shipment plan

Add any adjustments or constraints to your automatically-generated shipment plan

Make demand planning a strategic advantage, not an operational burden

Empower your demand planners to focus on what matters with integrated POS feeds and built-in forecast models. Align your operations to your strategy by unifying demand planning across your retailers.

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  • Focus on the SKUs and categories that need your attention and automate the rest

    Receive alerts on the largest deviations, enabling you to plan by exception while keeping the long tail of SKUs and retailers on auto-pilot.

  • Choose the best forecast for each segment of your business

    Select the best forecast model for each SKU or category, choosing from nine different out-of-the-box models as well as internal and partner forecasts. Alloy provides models like ARIMA, Ensemble, BSTS and more, letting you use MAPE, bias and seasonality to determine which ones work best.

  • Forecast with harmonized, pre-ingested demand data

    Build forecasts and adjust plans using the most recent and granular POS, order and shipment data, automatically ingested and harmonized from across retailers.

  • Stay aligned across teams with a single source of truth for forecasts and plans

    Create a feedback loop between your planning and execution teams. Alloy automatically syncs the most recent versions of your plans to Analysis, so your sales and operations teams can compare them to actual sales and inventory numbers in real time.

Why Alloy

The central nervous system for sales, supply chain and planning

Break down the silos separating your teams. Alloy is a single source of truth for supply and demand, allowing all teams to speak the same language and collaborate more effectively.

Plan and execute based on true demand. By capturing demand in real-time at the point of sale, Alloy’s out-of-the-box connectors strengthen your sales, supply chain and planning processes.

Empower everyone to make data-driven decisions in real time. Alloy eliminates the guesswork and data wrangling, so you can plan better, execute better and build a better feedback loop between the two.

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