Out of Stock Inventory: 18% down to 5%.
On Time In Full: 73% up to 85%.
Inventory Reductions: 27% to 38% depending on the site.
This year the Demand Driven World 2019 (DDW 2019) Conference was held on October 10 & 11 2019. Demand-Driven World™ 2019 was the largest Demand Driven World™ ever and featured 39 different sessions, and eight Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) case studies from industry leaders. One of the standout presentations from this year’s Demand Driven World was from Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA).
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa DDMRP journey in 2017 and have been enlarging the scope to include 26 manufacturing facilities and 20 distribution centers across 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. CCBA is the seventh-largest Coca-Cola bottling partner in the world. As the first major corporation in Africa to take DDMRP beyond the borders of South Africa the team responsible shared their journey and the learning gleaned from the experience.
Barry Anderson, the Group Demand and Supply Planning Specialist for CCBA shared their journey so far with DDMRP. Despite high levels of forecast inaccuracy, CCBA has achieved massive service level improvements affecting Out of Stock (18% to 5%) and OTIF increasing (73% to 85%). Additionally, CCBA achieved inventory reductions of 27% to 38% depending on the site!
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa DDMRP benefits are not unusual, many companies are reporting significant benefits. Another company reporting notable change over 18 months was Protea Chemicals.
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