Supply Chain

Demand Driven Distribution

Holding the right levels of inventory, closest to the point of demand generation is the key to deliver highest levels of Demand Fulfillment and Customer Satisfaction. However, defining the right inventory levels and being able to consistently meet that target is difficult, especially in a Multi-Echelon Distribution Network where multiple product families are procured from multiple suppliers and are stored across multiple locations. One key aspect that separates highly successful distribution networks from others is their ability to predict demand and supply at forward locations, and respond effectively by making the right allocations and transfers across the distribution network. Valizant’s Demand Driven Distribution app on Anaplan helps you achieve this capability more easily through its comprehensive design and ready to use technology.


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Why Anaplan for Demand Driven Distribution ?

Replace inefficient top-down Inventory Allocation methods with a pull driven process that is more realistic, responsive and accurate. Respond to market demand by positioning right levels of inventory at right locations. Improve customer satisfaction by recognizing exceptions before lead time.
View Supply Exceptions by Product Family, Location, and Suppliers in a single dashboard. Review exceptions that have highest business impact in the short term and in the long term, for example over 30 day, 60 day and 90 day periods.
Uncover reasons of exceptions by going down to the details using drill down capability. View ERP level detailed information like Recommended Receipts versus Requests, Planned Transfers versus Requested Transfers, for Product SKUs, filtered by attributes like Color and by forwarding locations.
Tie your Supply Plan decisions to actual execution. Respond to exceptions by raising ERP requests like Transfer Orders, Purchase Orders, or by expediting shipping modes, right from the Valizant app on Anaplan. Review impact instantly when ERP data is updated.


Multi-echelon Distribution Network Model
  • Model your “N” level Multi-echelon distribution network. Define replenishment sources for the lowest level forwarding locations to mid-level warehouses up to the regional distribution centers.
Network Attribute definitions
  • Design your multi-echelon distribution network taking into account the key decision attributes like Minimum Order Quantity, Order Multiples, Transit times and Lead time offsets.
Demand Forecast Driven Allocation
  • Create a pull based Distribution network where the demand forecast close to the points of consumption drives inventory allocations at storage locations across the network. Overcome the inefficiencies of a top down inventory “push” network.
Single screen Summary View
  • Monitor the health of your distribution network from a single screen. Review supply exceptions for Product Families by Supplier and by Inventory location over a number of time periods (ex: 30, 60, 90 days)
Unfulfilled Demand Drilldown views
  • Get the low down on Unfulfilled Demand (Projected Inventory versus Demand Forecast) at finer levels of detail. Review inventory shortfalls for SKUs by Supplier and by Locations.
Transfer exceptions report
  • Review Unallocated Transfers for products and locations, Planned Transfer Receipts, Requested Transfer receipts and Recommend Transfers.
Below Minimum and Above Maximum views
  • Adjust the supply network after reviewing the extremes, locations where supply is below minimum target inventory and above maximum inventory.
ERP Transfer requests from the app
  • Drive execution by creating ERP Transfer Orders right from the app. Expedite transit time by upgrading freight priorities. Refresh the dashboard to review impact
Network Configuration
  • Adjust lead times, change replenishing sources, Transit Times, by Warehouse. Adjust time fence and planning horizon in a simple user interface.


Valizant helps companies accelerate their journey to market-leading performance through improved alignment and effectiveness. Our mission is to help companies realize value from each segment of their journey through our coaching, consulting, solution design and implementation services.

We take a holistic approach which includes the functions - product, sales, marketing, operations and finance - and dimensions - people, process, data and technology - necessary to achieve that goal.

Our Road to Performance enables customers to minimize risk, accelerate time to value and retain flexibility throughout the journey with our agile methodology.


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