FMCG INDUSTRY

Today the market is changing at a faster pace than ever: shifts in customer behavior, challenges in production and logistics, and trade uncertainty make a robust planning process a necessity rather than an advantage. The FMCG industry is particularly exposed to market risks as products often have short shelf-life, meaning production and logistic capacities must respond immediately to shifts in demand.

FMCG INDUSTRY

Today the market is changing at a faster pace than ever: shifts in customer behavior, challenges in production and logistics, and trade uncertainty make a robust planning process a necessity rather than an advantage. The FMCG industry is particularly exposed to market risks as products often have short shelf-life, meaning production and logistic capacities must respond immediately to shifts in demand.

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The FMCG Industry

At the same time the amount of data that can be used to determine market factors and company well-being has increased significantly. Enterprise-level companies can store up to terabytes of transaction level data that contains crucial information about the company’s performance. Spreadsheets can’t handle these massive amounts of raw data, and ERP systems, while powerful, take a lot of time and resources to adjust to new business models in the rapidly changing environment.

Data visualization tools like Power BI or Tableau allow to get a real-time visibility of the business, processing large sets of data within seconds to provide valuable information on KPIs and identify problems before the month-end-close. However, these tools don’t facilitate changes to existing plans. Instead separate departments make independent decisions on how to respond to arising challenges, out of sync with the rest of the company.

This is where S&OP and Integrated Planning come to help, ensuring cross-functional collaboration driven by real-time data. Tools like Anaplan, OneStream and Vena allow you to set up a flexible Integrated Planning process at a fraction of time and resources it would take to implement the same process in legacy systems. This allows you to adjust or completely reinvent processes faster, with less dependency on IT and with more involvement from business area experts, major stakeholders and future users of the process.

At the same time the amount of data that can be used to determine market factors and company well-being has increased significantly. Enterprise-level companies can store up to terabytes of transaction level data that contains crucial information about the company’s performance. Spreadsheets can’t handle these massive amounts of raw data, and ERP systems, while powerful, take a lot of time and resources to adjust to new business models in the rapidly changing environment.

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Below a selection of some interesting projects we did that helped our clients to bring their processes to the next level

Workforce Planning

Anaplan allows calculation of all the People costs (both PS and NPS) for all the zones based on positions. After being succesfully implemented at EUR, a Global roll-out scope was carried out.

Business Insights at PvM

To compare the actual results with the budgets, the multinational wanted to implement an integrated business OLAP-tool. SAP BPC supports this, bringing insights and speed.

Incentive & Compensation Management - ICM

Implementation of Anaplan to provide the flexibility and speed needed for KPI´s parameters adjustments at a route / employee / sales office level on monthly basis

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