Cupertino, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/06/2014 -- Ultriva's Collaborative Demand Portal enables collaboration between manufacturing plants and the customer tiers such as distributors, OEMs, and end-user customers. By collaborating with customers, companies gain visibility, see stock-out risk alerts, and understand material availability at each customer or distribution center. Analytics help determine the right mix of finished goods at the right inventory locations.
Collaborative Demand Portal helps manage finished goods inventory in a dynamic, efficient, and real-time environment to keep pace with market demand. Collaborative Demand Portal allows manufacturers to control the flow of inventory between customers, dealers, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants.
Collaborative Demand Portal also helps align fulfillment processes with consumption patterns. By gaining visibility, manufacturers see stock-out risk alerts, and understand material availability at each customer or distribution center. Analytics help determine the right product mix at finished goods inventory position or distribution center.
It is critical to know what finished goods inventory are needed to meet customers’ demands. A manufacturer must know this information in order to carry the right mix of inventory to satisfy customer needs. These data will ensure a high level of customer satisfaction, allowing the advancement from a secondary supplier to a primary supplier, and eliminating the risk of being downgraded or canceled as a supplier.
In a typical MRP replenishment, the input for MRP comes from customer forecasts or sales forecasts. Given the limited accuracy of these forecasts, the upstream demand to suppliers can be affected dramatically, causing a bullwhip in the supply chain. Collaborative Demand Portal eliminates this bullwhip by providing accurate, real-time customer demand.
Ultriva’s (http://www.ultriva.com) cloud-based platform leverages and seamlessly integrates with leading ERP and MRP systems, to deliver an end to end pull based replenishment solution. Ultriva, based in Cupertino, CA, implements a global demand driven manufacturing model by providing full visibility, scheduling, and sequencing of production of customer orders. Ultriva was named one of the Great Supply Chain Projects of 2014 by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. The company’s global footprint is increasing rapidly with implementations in wide variety of industry sectors and enterprises such as Magellan Aerospace, CareFusion, Emerson, Ingersoll Rand, McKesson, Triumph Group, Regal Beloit, Thermo Fisher and more. Follow Ultriva on Twitter at @Ultriva.