Strategic
Network Design

Be it your production-distribution network or supply-delivery network, your supply chain infrastructure has to move in lockstep with your current business strategy. We are here to help you meet that challenge.

Strategic Planning with
advanced analytics

Strategic Network Design is a quantitative supply chain model that aligns the supply chain infrastructure (production-distribution network or supply-delivery network) with customer requirements and the business strategy and optimizes the infrastructure based on Total Cost to Serve.

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What can you achieve with Solvoyo
Strategic Network Design Solution?

Every company needs to have a good answer to the following strategic supply chain infrastructure decisions:

What is the optimal number of facilities in my production-distribution network?
Are they located optimally based on your customer service targets?
Do they have the right size to serve your needs?

Solvoyo offers a digital twin of your supply chain network with the most advanced optimization technology and the most scalable what-if scenario evaluation platform to answer such questions.

Inventory investment is one of the most critical tactical decisions that influence your customer service strategy:

Does my company have a defined customer service strategy differentiated by channel?
What is the optimum inventory investment to execute my customer service strategy?
Am I keeping inventory in the right locations?
How much should I buy and how much should I make?
What are profitable outsourcing scenarios?
As a manufacturer, how much investment should I make in materials inventory versus my finished goods?

Solvoyo offers the Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization capability to optimize your inventory investment to execute your service level strategy throughout your network, including inventory targets for your suppliers.

All enterprises want to make enough profit to grow or remain competitive in the market. That target depends on the strategic and tactical choices regarding the product, service, and customer portfolio.  

What products should I produce or procure?
What is the profit contribution of your products?
Customer base?
What is the quantitative basis for modifying (add/delete) my product or customer portfolio?  
What are my profitable options to outsource my internal supply chain services such as warehousing or fulfillment or distribution, or transportation?

Solvoyo offers the ability to build a high-fidelity digital twin and answer these important questions using a Total Profit model under such objectives as Maximize Profit, Minimize Total Cost, Maximize Service, or a combination of these objectives using Goal Programming.

Global warming is undeniably real, and its number one cause is carbon emissions. Many states in the US and many countries in the developed world impose guidelines on carbon emissions. At the same time, the customers increasingly see a value differentiation on environmentally sensitive products or service offerings. Supply chain decisions have a direct effect on the carbon footprint:  

What is my total carbon footprint in supply, production, transportation, and warehousing operations?
What is the optimal balance between carbon footprint versus cost efficiency?

Solvoyo can build a digital twin of your supply chain and quickly process known carbon footprint calculators to create a baseline for your carbon footprint. Furthermore, you can evaluate the trade-offs between minimal carbon emission and minimal cost options.

35%

Inventory Cost Savings

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On-Time Fulfillment & Availability

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Automatic diagnostics help you act faster: Our cloud engine detects significant changes in demand, supply, lead times, OTIF rates, and our user-friendly dashboards provide real-time visibility to issues
Our platform provides a Digital Twin for your supply chain and supports what-if analysis for evaluating different options for supplier networks, manufacturing sites, or delivery schedules
Automatic diagnostics help you act faster and our user-friendly dashboards provide real-time visibility to issues. Forecasts, safety stocks, replenishment recommendations are automatically adjusted with ML and advanced analytics
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Our platform provides a Digital Twin for your supply chain Our platform automates decision-making by providing prescriptive actions
ML and advanced analytics in action: Forecasts, safety stocks, replenishment recommendations are automatically adjusted in light of changing demand and operational constraints so your teams can focus on strategizing
Our platform automates decision-making by providing prescriptive actions such as replenishment plans, production schedules, and pricing actions in response to current conditions

Solvoyo Demand Planning UI

Forecast Generation​

Whether for operational or financial purposes, Solvoyo generates value through its ability to accommodate not only historical sales, order, inventory, and fulfillment records, but also big data in real-time: distributor data, point-of-sales, weather data, external market benchmark data, financial targets, links to social media data, and sentiment analysis.

With its advanced machine learning capabilities, Solvoyo’s demand forecasting helps you take your forecast accuracy to the next level.

Demand Collaboration

Demand forecasting alone is not enough to make the right decisions. The best demand plan is the one that receives input from all stakeholders and empowers them with data & insights.

On a single platform with one version of the truth, by involving cross-functional teams such as sales, marketing, finance, operations, and supply chain, we help you create a more realistic demand plan, which balances business targets against the customer needs while minimizing risks.

Scenario-Based
Demand Planning

Competitor moves, consumer preferences, weather, and pandemics… There are so many external factors shifting demand, creating complex forecasting and demand planning processes. Solvoyo, on top of its forecast generation and collaborative environment, offers what-if capabilities to evaluate scenarios incorporating internal and external events. In seconds, planners are able to review the effects of price adjustments, marketing activities, sales incentives, product portfolio adjustments and compare them with budget or approved base scenarios.

Demand Sensing

When there is a latency between the consumer demand signal and supply chain actions, classical forecasting methods are woefully inadequate in sensing the demand and reflect it in forecasts.

Solvoyo Demand Sensing translates the data from disparate sources and improves the speed and the quality of short-term demand-shaping actions in response to internal and external events. For CPG companies happens via learning from sales data of various retail channels. For retailers, this means learning from increasing store traffic/or website traffic and click rates.

Demand Shaping

Understanding the level of influence of the demand drivers such as discounts, promotional offers, website placement, or in-store display empowers better decision-making when it comes to shaping demand.

In addition to using these demand drivers in forecasting, Solvoyo Analytics and Planning platform also provides insights on how different product segments or channels respond to changes in these demand drivers. Having insights on which products are more sensitive to promotions or changes in the price index in reference to the competition facilitate faster and smarter decisions when it comes to taking demand-shaping actions.

Insights from the demand-driver analysis are also used in predictive and prescriptive models such as Promotions Planning and Gap Closure to take action on under-performing categories or slow-moving SKUs.