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Heidelberger Druckmaschinen | IBP Demand Prototype & Implementation

Implementation of a highly automated, integrative sales planning solution with roll-out of a globally standardized planning process for consumer goods.

On the basis of an IBP Demand solution, we implemented a worldwide standardized planning solution for consumables together with the experts from CONSILIO. It enables us to make system-supported forecasts at the storage location level and offers attractive evaluation options for the optimisation of stock levels and delivery capability.

We have implemented a planning solution for our customers' consumables based on the IBP Demand Cloud solution. It enables us to forecast our global supply warehouses with system support – and offers considerable advantages with the global process template compared to a local forecast.

Jens Götz, Global Process Management Heidelberg Lifecycle Operations Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

The Challenges

  • Automation and interactive forecast generation with demand planning in ERP
  • Delta integration of master and order data with rule-based assignment of dispatching areas
  • Roll-out in EMEA, USA and APAC with a uniform planning process

Implementation Highlights

  • Introduction of a system-supported worldwide consolidated demand planning process with automatic forecasting
  • Stock optimization through improved transparency in the coordination and planning process
  • Use of the user-friendliness and graphic possibilities of a modern planning tool
  • Improvement of the information flow from the sales side through direct integration into the planning

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG is the leading international solution provider and service provider in the print media industry. The company offers comprehensive solutions in the areas of sheetfed offset printing, digital printing and the production of sophisticated parts and assemblies in precision mechanical engineering.
Around 11,500 employees worldwide, together with sales partners at 250 locations in 170 countries, ensure the implementation of customer requirements and continuous further development on the market.