Sales forecasting of a Woodmark client was meant to be a key component in scheduling production at three manufacturing plants. Instead, untimely and incomplete sales forecasts that did not reference historical purchasing trends by customers made production scheduling a hit-or-miss affair. The forecasting process involved circulating numerous Microsoft Excel spreadsheets via email and having each sales rep update. Creating a thorough and complete forecast was labor intensive and thus done infrequently.
In addition, this information was also useful to executive management for creating next year’s plan. The Woodmark solution also integrated with existing reporting mechanisms to speed distribution of revised production schedules.
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