This article is an excerpt from the report Agile Demand-Supply Alignment — Part Two: Evaluating ASDA Solutions.
A copy of the full report can be downloaded here.
In Part 2D of this series, we examined supplier-facing, quality, and logistics/GTM functional requirements for an ADSA solution. Here we look at demand management and analytics.
Demand Management Functionality
Scope of Demand-Side Visibility
Some ADSA systems focus exclusively on supply-side disruptions and do not consider demand-side data at all. Others ingest forecasts, but do not monitor actual consumption. Solutions with the most complete demand-side visibility monitor end-point consumption, as well as inventory at all downstream tiers between the enterprise to the end consumer.
Figure 1 – Different Solutions Provide Different Scope of Demand-Side Visibility