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Manufacturer of Plastic Films and Aluminum Extrusions

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Global Manufacturer Case Study

This is a large manufacturer of plastic films and aluminum extrusions that serves a global community. This enterprise is headquartered in the United States and has sales of over $850 million. With approximately 2,800 employees, the company operates manufacturing facilities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. The company is publicly held and operates five lines of business.


This organization is committed to the efficient production and distribution of safe products for the communities they serve. To ensure the highest quality standards were met, and planning was smart, they needed an efficient demand planning solution that would automate their flow to supply planning and communicate across the enterprise. Forecasting in their business is critical and using multiple forecasting sheets was cumbersome and left room for costly errors. Collaboration across multiple departments was hindered with the processes in place. They chose Oracle’s Demand Planning solution to improve their processes.

The CSS Approach

CSS recognized the need for improved, integrated demand planning at this organization. The CSS implementation of integrated demand planning gave the company the ability to sense, plan for, and proactively respond to demand by sharing a one-number plan that aligned their organization across departments and users. CSS’ depth of knowledge implementing the solution alongside JD Edwards, also meant the project was run efficiently and on-time.


This global manufacturer implemented Demand Planning, creating a best-in-class integrated planning engine that gave planners and managers the information and planning tools they needed to take command of day-to-day planning processes and communicate across departments effectively and with a single source of truth.

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    Reduced cycle time from 30 days to 5 days - 83% improvement

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    Eliminated multiple forecast spreadsheets and provided single source of truth

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    Enabled calculation of advanced metrics by function

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    Forecast error reduction 2-5 points

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    Overall inventory reduction of 1 day

The value chain planning solution brought much-needed efficiency to our demand planning. We're seeing great results and we anticipate the solution will continue to deliver for us.