Supply and Demand Planning Optimisation

Iter Consulting

Iter is a specialist supply chain consultancy working with major manufacturers to maximise the value and competitive advantage delivered through their supply chain.

Supply and Demand Planning Optimisation

Effective Supply and Demand Planning are the foundation of S&OP/IBP processes. They also drive cost efficiency, production planning strategies that maximise capacity and agility and are used to balance service, cost and working capital.

We support manufacturing and service organisations to achieve this balance by understanding the true nature of supply chain demand and supply capability. Appropriate planning strategies are then identified and deployed that meet diverse customer requirements whilst minimising supply chain costs.


The Benefits of Optimising Demand and Supply Planning

Every supply chain is a balance of working capital, operating cost and the service delivered. By optimising demand and supply planning processes we balance these parameters:

  • Customer Experience. We optimise the use of available capacity through tightly aligned demand and supply planning. This ensures that the diverse customer commitments are met for all customers and demand types.
  • Working Capital. We align demand and supply planning strategies with inventory deployment across the supply chains that delivers all customer commitments with minimal working capital and good inventory health.
  • Operating Cost. We identify and implement run strategies as part of supply planning to maximise available production run time whilst creating the agility and flexibility required to meet all customer commitments.

Working with Iter

On every assignment we work in partnership with our clients in a way that is underpinned by the Iter Charter.

Our clients’ agenda is our only agenda and our aim is to bring the analysis and insight and through the use of experienced operational practitioners deliver pragmatic solutions in a way that sets a platform for ongoing improvement.