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Acme Brick Case Study

Acme Brick, a leading manufacturer of affordable, sustainable and enduring brick choices for homeowners, builders, contractors, institutions, and businesses, evaluated solution options to improve their overall supply and demand planning process. As a result, improved processes, including reduced inventory levels, improved service levels, increased visibility to supply chain issues and streamlined operating procedures.

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Acme Brick was seeking a planning solution to assist in demand planning, supply chain planning and sales and operations planning, and to eliminate manual entry on spreadsheets that allowed for more errors and risk. The company owned an on-premise supply chain solution, but determined a more streamlined planning solution would benefit them more than what could be provided by the on-premise option for planning.

The CSS Approach

After analyzing the benefits of adding Cloud to the footprint, CSS and Acme Brick embarked on a project that took 22 weeks and go live that would come in advance of year-end deadlines. With an approach that leveraged the power of their on-premise ERP backbone, CSS presented a unified approach that incorporated an integrated Cloud solution that would drive efficiency in planning and elevate the company’s technology footprint.


Using a business-driven, realistic, quickly deployable approach; and leveraging standard, out-of-the-box technology, CSS has helped Acme Brick implement and integrate a solution that evolves S&OP, and delivers responsive execution to drive lower TCO, unified supply and demand generation and analysis, and improved response time.

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    Consistency: Planning Decisions Driven by Consensus Priorities

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    Alignment: Unified Planning Platform for Common Visibility

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    Responsiveness: Synchronization of Planning and Execution

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    Upgrades without Interruption

Going to the cloud for supply chain was the right choice to modernize our processes.

Janya Kieffer, Vice President IT