Acando develops bespoke Demand Planning System for CBR Fashion
Acando’s software solution calculates recommended future orders with the suppliers to ensure optimum stock levels at all times. This includes predicting sales and sourcing needs for all product varieties and target regions. To avoid delivery shortages and a loss in revenue, the system runs through different scenarios such as delayed deliveries or modified shipping methods. The “Avisfunktion” allows the system to pre-calculate the order demand over and above the actual order period. Utilising the additional information, suppliers can then plan their material purchases and clothes production well in advance. The system also offers numerous evaluation tools to rapidly identify increased demands for certain products as well as inventory shortages. For complex system calculations large amounts of data can be pulled in from other systems in real time.
Accurate sales and demand forecasts are crucial factors for companies to maintain competitiveness in the market. In an era of highly volatile global markets with short lifecycles and high product diversity creating accurate forecasts can be extremely complex. Acando develops tailor-made planning tools that allow companies to make informed decisions based on solid forecasts and relevant indicators.
CBR Fashion distributes the brands Street One and CECIL and operates in Germany and many other European countries. The new Demand Planning System guarantees that CBR Fashion group can always fulfil customer orders on time. Additionally, stock levels are automatically adapted to current demands, thereby minimising storage costs.
Acando is a consulting company whose business concept is to create business value in partnership with its customers by enhancing and streamlining processes, organizations and digital solutions. We stand out due to our ability to combine skills in strategy and business operations with sound technical expertise and a deep understanding of how organizations function. The Group has approximately 1,750 employees allocated over five countries. Acando had sales of more than SEK 2 billion in 2016 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.
In Germany, Acando GmbH has, in addition to its head office in Hamburg, further offices in Brunswick, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich. With 375 employees, Acando GmbH is a partner for innovation in the digital world. Its service offering ranges from consulting services surrounding strategies, methods and technologies, to conceptualisation and the development and management of solutions.