Forecasting, Inventory + Supply | Logistics Consulting Asia

By: Logistics Consulting Asia  09-Dec-2011
Keywords: Supply Chain, Inventory Management, International Freight

Forecasting, Inventory + Supply

Few activities are as important to the success of a company as sales forecasting and demand planning.

The difference between adequate and excellent sales forecasting and demand planning can make a significant difference in a company’s competitiveness and market position. Inaccuracy of sales forecast contributes to customer dissatisfaction, lost sales and increased inventory cost. Yet for most companies, excellence in these core business functions remains out of reach.

The LCA Difference

Within Asia, the inability to secure continual access to accurate operational data has traditionally undermined many business’ planning capabilities. In turn, this has resulted in sub-optimal inventory management and a resultant loss of sales or lost opportunity market penetration.

LCA has a proven capability in improving the ‘harvesting’ of operational data, then assisting our clients in the development of their analytical and planning capabilities.

The result can be a virtuous circle of improved inventory availability, increased sales and more accurate feed-back from the market. This delivers sustainable value to our clients in addressing a prerequisite for effective supply chain performance.

Successful Projects

Keywords: Demand Planning, Distribution Network Modeling, Distribution Strategy, Fmcg, Forecasting, International Freight, Inventory Management, Sales Forecasting, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Design, Supply Chain Strategy,

Contact Logistics Consulting Asia


Print this page

Other products and services from Logistics Consulting Asia


LUCIA Distributor Management System (DMS) | Logistics Consulting Asia

LUCIA DMS is built on a solid WMS core, it gains rapid ‘buy-in’ from distributors because it is easy to use and streamlines their operation by driving operational efficiencies, inventory accuracy and simplifying the reporting burden.


LUCIA Control Panel (CP) | Logistics Consulting Asia

LUCIA CP allows central management of master data as well as individual sites when used conjunctively with LUCIA DMS. Data can be disseminated on a per site basis – ensuring that each site receives only relevant information. Sales forecasts (used in conjunction with LUCIA DM automated reordering. Product master and product categorization.


LUCIA Business Intelligence (BI) | Logistics Consulting Asia

LUCIA BI is an on-demand business intelligence application that offers an inexpensive but powerful sales and supply chain analytics solution – available for use in a fraction of the time that a traditional BI takes. Complemented by LUCIA CP (Control Panel), it provides the means to take effective action in the management of sales and distribution networks.


LUCIA Sales Force Automation (SFA) | Logistics Consulting Asia

Sales force automation empowers the salesmen at the point of sale, using mobile technology to professionalize order taking and all other aspects of outlet management. The LUCIA SaaS suite is designed to integrate with sales force automation to provide an end-to-end solution and control at the point of sale. LUCIA can be operated alongside existing SFA systems or supplied with fully integrated SFA as a component of the overall solution.


Transport, Warehousing + Outsourcing | Logistics Consulting Asia

With customer service expectations rising at the same time as fuel prices are driving up transport costs, many of the leading businesses operating in Asia are asking if their transport, warehousing and outsourced operations are. Calculating current cost-to-serve at the level of product type for each individual customer and models strategies for improving cost-to-serve for different customers.


Network Optimization + Route-to-Market | Logistics Consulting Asia

We work with our client’s team to develop practical scenario models that clearly demonstrate the ‘as is’ situation and the impact of each viable alternative. Reaching your customers through a network that is both effective and efficient is now a fundamental requirement within a competitive business environment. LCA brings to the table the depth of experience in planning, transport, distributor network operations and network modelling.