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Del Monte had two problems: It didn't have a consistent demand forecasting process across the company, and its sales team had a lot of information about customers but wasn't synthesizing it well.
First the company created a single demand planning process using i2 Technologies' Demand Manager. This improved forecasting efficiency and accuracy, and took five days out of the sales and operations planning cycle.
Then it worked with One Network Enterprises to create a software-as-a-service-based system that combines daily point-of-sale and forecast data to directly drive replenishment processes and prevent its products from going out of stock on store shelves.
The results have been dramatic: Replenishment planning that used to take days and reams of paper is now done several times a day. And more important, in-stock levels are running at above 98% to 99% during key promotional periods.
IT's Reputation: What the Data SaysInformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.