Towards an automated IBP by financial network optimization

Customer

A leading global coating provider, dedicated to the development, manufacturing, delivery and service of liquid and powder coatings.

With their extended supply chain network consisting more than 50 manufacturing facilities and more than 100.000 customers in 130 countries, they were facing challenges in balancing demand with supply, whilst optimizing the financial bottom-line results.

Solution

LightsOutPlanning enabled this customer to move from pure demand and supply balancing towards true end-to-end financial optimization as part of their monthly Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process.

Taking into account sales, supply chain, operations, raw material and financial information, scenarios can now be generated, pockets of improvement are identified & data-driven decisions are taken.

  • Create a virtual twin

  • Set smart parameters

  • Get end-to-end visibility

  • Optimize end-to-end financials

  • Monitor the control tower

Results

  • E2E thinking & acting across multiple disciplines
  • Visibility in product plant allocation
  • Financial driven demand assignments
  • Enable for financial IBP process
  • +2% EBITDA identified