Who Is Improving Demand-Chain Accuracy?

Sports optics manufacturer taps John Galt Solutions

Chicago  February 28, 2002  In a bid to reduce inventory levels and to enhance visibility in its demand chain, Overland Park, Kan.-based Bushnell Performance Optics, a producer of high-performance sports optics for over 50 years, has set its sites on John Galt Solutions' ForecastX Engine.

According to a statement released by John Galt Solutions, the ForecastX Engine will give Bushnell the ability to tie together the demand planning and forecasting process by gathering input from different areas of their business, thereby providing visibility throughout the demand chain.

Bushnell will specifically be using the ForecastX Engine's Exception Reporting feature to reduce inventory levels for volatile product lines. John Galt Solutions said ForecastX Engine Exception Reporting allows users to define specific exception limits and view reports that focus only on the data that falls within the pre-defined exceptions. Additionally, the ForecastX Engine's waterfall reporting feature will allow Bushnell to measure accuracy of demand forecasts outside of manufacturing lead times, subsequently giving the company the chance to reserve advanced production capacity with its key suppliers.     

John Galt Solutions is a privately held company with such customers as Fidelity Investments, Levis Canada, The Hoover Co. and The Chinet Co.

Bushnell Performance Optics, manufacturers and markets such things as binoculars, telescopes, riflescopes, night vision, ski goggles, laser rangefinders, speed guns, sunglasses and safety glasses marketed under the Bushnell, Bollé, Serengeti, H2Optix and Bausch & Lomb brand names.