manufacturingIndustrial Manufacturing

Industrial manufacturers include a broad spectrum of companies that include chemical firms, packaging companies, machinery manufacturers, farm equipment manufacturers, and manufacturing conglomerates. They all have one thing in common: pressure on margins.

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Industrial Manufacturers of all sizes face increasing complexity managing globally distributed supply chains. Process manufacturers struggle with high fixed costs, a manufacturing footprint which is relatively inflexible, and a complex one-to-many Bill of Material structure. Often margins are thin and supply chain planning provides critical efficiencies that capture margin in mature industries.  The single solution to getting more from what you have is to improve on internal competence in Supply Chain Planning. Discrete companies face challenges that typically include highly variable demand, shorter product lifecycles, and a supply network which includes contract manufacturing that spans the globe.

We help our clients in this industry overcome challenges and respond to trends with improved economic performance through the following services:

Demand Planning

Our solutions offer a single, shared view of Demand that drives decisions in the near term and are synchronized with the longer term strategic goals of the company.  We help companies strengthen their overall forecast and create a forecast that meets the needs of operations, finance, and the sales teams.

Supply Planning & Inventory Management

Each organization has unique challenges it is managing based on the makeup of its supply chain – location and use of manufacturing assets, use of contract manufacturers, capacity limitations, and commitments to clients.  AVATA clients leverage their data and Oracle solutions to provide answers to these questions in a repeatable, straightforward solution that replaces the myriad of spreadsheets that no longer support the team.

Sales & Operations / Integrated Business Planning

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is more than a process – it is a culture change.  AVATA’s S&OP practice helps our clients address S&OP in a way that drives true strategic value and engages the company’s executive team as well as key S&OP process constituents.

Supply Chain Assessments & Industry Benchmarking

Leveraging AVATA’s decades of supply chain experience, tools and methodology, we can quickly understand your supply chain pain-points, and quantify how well your supply chain is performing across several key financial metrics as compared to industry peers.  This will help develop the business case including financial justification to set forth a strategic and/or tactic supply chain roadmap.

AVATA works with our industrial manufacturing clients to:

  • Define the goals and outcomes of supply chain planning for the organization.
  • Provide a clear picture of the company’s strengths and opportunities in regard to all supply chain dimensions: S&OP, Demand Management, Supply Planning, Inventory Management, and Scheduling.
  • Leverage Oracle technology in a pragmatic way to sustain supply chain gains over time.


AVATA Express for Industrial Manufacturing

AVATA Express offers an accelerated solution set specifically for industrial manufacturing Demand Forecasting/Demand Planning and S&OP/IBP which includes:

  • Prebuilt Demantra Demand Forecasting / Demand Planning solution based on industry best practice process flows, and metrics
  • Prebuilt S&OP / IBP solution based on industry best practice process flows and metrics
  • Prebuilt implementation methodology
  • Prebuilt training content


With our AVATA Express, we can get you up and running on a solution quickly reducing the cost of investment and time to realize value.

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