Eveready Improves Sales Forecast Accuracy, Reduces Warehouse Stock Levels
Since 2005, the company used Oracle E-Business Suite to manage its financials, human resources, and manufacturing operations. By 2009, it required a system to better forecast demand and improve supply chain management. In the preceding years, the company has expanded its product lines and started manufacturing and distributing rechargeable batteries, insect repellents, halogen lamps, home lighting, and LED lanterns. It was important that the demand forecasts were accurate in each of these markets. Eveready engaged Oracle Certified Advantage Partner IBM Business Consulting Services to deploy Oracle's Demantra Demand Management, Demantra Real-Time Sales and Operations Planning, and Oracle Value Chain Planning. These applications enabled the company to improve demand forecasting and produce better distribution, production, and material requirement plans.