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Chainalytics’ Demand services help you understand the characteristics and drivers of your demand, enhance your forecasting processes, select and optimize your use of enabling tools and technology, and leverage leading analytical approaches in order to help you improve your forecast accuracy, raise your service levels, manage your portfolio, and maximize your return on planning effort.

Demand Planning Review, Opportunity Assessment and Improvement Roadmap: Evaluate your demand planning organization, systems and processes for best-in-class performance. Identify gaps, charter improvement initiatives, and develop a roadmap for demand planning improvement. Option to combine with Inventory, Supply and cross-functional (S&OP or IBP) scope to create an end-to-end Integrated Planning opportunity assessment and roadmap (recommended).

Demand Planning Benchmarking and Metrics/Dashboards: Measure, monitor, manage and benchmark your demand planning performance, and drive consensus and alignment through your organization using advanced data visualization. Classify and segment different areas of demand behavior within your portfolio. Quantify and reduce the impact of volatility on your business.

Forecast Value-Add (FVA) Analysis: Measure and quantify the impact of adjustments, overrides and various information streams have on the accuracy of your final consensus demand plan by analyzing differences vs. your statistical forecast outputs. Determine where the statistical forecast should be left untouched, and where additional information drives the largest value-add to the forecast, enabling you to maximize return on your effort and partner most effectively with sales, marketing and commercial teams.

Cost-to-Serve and Portfolio Profitability Analytics: Assign and account for the true cost of serving your customers. Expose hidden costs, uncover profit contribution opportunities, and evaluate the profitability of each product, customer, and supplier in your portfolio.

Demand Planning Process Design and Implementation: Redesign and/or improve your demand planning approach, with implementation support from our expert practitioners.

Demand Planning Technology Requirements Development: Determine and document the needs of your business and formulate requirements for selection and use of demand planning and forecasting technology.

Demand Planning Technology Selection Support:  Get the experts on your side before and during engagement with providers to select a new planning technology. Create RFPs, use cases and demo scripts, scoring criteria, and facilitate workshops and the overall selection project.

Demand Planning Technology Implementation and Transformation:  Implement or re-configure your demand planning technology, from process design, to change management and PMO, to user acceptance testing and end-user training. Translate requirements into configuration specifications, create optimized solution architecture, implement functional and technical designs, test, tune, and go-live.

Statistical Forecasting as a Service (SFaaS): Don’t want to procure or sustain forecasting technology or maintain the specialized resource skillset to drive high performance in creating a statistical baseline forecast? Chainalytics can provide statistical forecasting as a Managed Analytics Service (MAS) through longer-term outsourcing arrangements. Let us create your statistical forecast, so you can focus on your customers and the highest value-add contributions to the final demand plan.

To learn how Chainalytics’ Demand Planning Intelligence Consortium (DPIC) helps our clients accurately benchmark performance and improve demand planning, click here.