Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail (ABFRL) has been awarded the Best Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Process in the Apparel Industry Award by using o9 Solutions at the 5th Annual Demand Planning & Forecasting Forum (DPFF). Organised by Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISCM) along with SCMPro, the DPFF Awards recognise the best practices that companies have adopted in demand planning, forecasting, and sales and operations planning (S&OP) in eight award categories. Judges for the awards comprise senior industry professionals in the technology, demand planning and forecasting, business and innovation space.
ABFRL chose o9 solutions based on the flexibility of the platform and its intuitive end-user experience that seamlessly connects with existing tools. Today with o9, the fashion retailer has standardised its IBP process, strengthening inventory planning and review across all brands. o9 has been instrumental in transforming planning operations at ABFRL including long-range planning/S&OP, pre-season and in-season demand management, constraint-based supply planning, and capacity planning and fabric planning.
Leveraging the o9 platform, ABFRL has improved its service levels with vendors and partners besides reducing its raw material costs.