Demand Management

Get to grips with the expected demand. Anticipate the market for all its time horizons from long term to short term. With demand planning, sensing and forecasting.

What to expect

Forecast with precision. Using the force of collaboration. And with a clear focus on adding value. All the way.

Where it matters

  • Supply chains with long sourcing, manufacturing or distribution lead times, triggering the need for reliable demand forecasting for up to more than a year
  • Forecasting in mixed MTS and MTO environments, with significant quantities of customer-specific products
  • Extensive supply chain networks with large product and customer portfolios
  • Manufacturing environments where investment decisions need to be planned well ahead, and where capacity cannot be changed flexibly to match changing market needs
  • Industries with short average product life cycles and dynamic product life spans requiring robust PIPO management
  • Industries subject to marked seasonalities
  • Businesses where promotions, projects and events play a significant role
  • Research-driven companies running on frequent and radical new product introductions

What our customers say

“Key areas for innovation improvements would be around really going to IBP planning, full financial evaluation, making the link with our financial systems, but also around demand sensing, and bringing market data directly into our planning systems.”


Arie Moruanx, Global Planning Excellence Leader – Medical Devices at Johnson & Johnson

“Operational excellence is one of our core values. We take pride in being a global material solutions company with a focus on our customer needs and requirements. As a consequence, forecasting is an essential building block in our Sales & Operations Planning. One of the challenges in our day to day business is to react to and serve faster our customers’ ever-changing needs while lowering costs and optimizing inventories. To respond to this, the OMP solution helps us take our process to a more mature level by providing a structured forecasting environment, facilitating for a more time-efficient process and greater cross-functional collaboration.”


Øystein Gulliksen, European Demand Planning Manager at Sibelco

“While forecasting was previously deemed unreliable and therefore resisted, our teams now increasingly understand the assumptions they’re based on. Forecasts are validated and their degree of uncertainty is qualified and clearly communicated across the organization. Managers therefore increasingly appreciate and trust the data coming out of the system. This greatly helps to improve communication between our various teams. The system has made a substantial contribution to breaking down barriers between our different sales, distribution and production entities.”


Grégoire Castagna, Supply Chain and Business Reporting Engineer at Eramet

“Among the key benefits that we’ve achieved is better decision making. One of the ways that OMP differentiates itself is through visualizations. For a group of people who were used to digging into reports and looking for numbers, the tool made it very easy to highlight exceptions that needed to be addressed. It could also determine which models would help our demand planners make the most accurate forecast decisions.”


Rick Poe, Director of Supply Chain Business Services at Shaw Industries

“We implemented OMP's solution for forecasting and inventory management. Our goal was to reach lower stocks while maintaining the same service level for our customers. We already see the first benefits. Forecast accuracy has improved. We need fewer change-overs, we produce fewer rush orders and have fewer stock ruptures. Our planning and production have improved a lot.”


Heidi Behiels, Group Planning Manager at Betafence