Demand Management Rechristens Flagship Forecasting Solution

Rolls out DS One at APICS to highlight unified demand planning system

Rolls out DS One at APICS to highlight unified demand planning system

San Diego — October 15, 2004 — Demand Management, recently acquired by Logility, has rechristened its flagship forecasting software as DS One in a move to highlight the solution's ability to offer a unified demand planning system.

DS One provides a time-phased, multi-tiered replenishment system for monthly, weekly or daily planning cycles, and a platform for vendor managed inventory, the solution provider said.

Regrouping the company's applications as DS One emphasizes the power and flexibility of the software to deliver essential functionality for broad-based collaborative needs, according to Mike Campbell, president of Demand Management, Inc. (DMI).

"Demand Solutions has excelled in integrating demand data and processes across a supply network for many years," Campbell said. "We were the first company to offer a demand-oriented view of operations and unified management of global supply chains, and the first to offer sales and operations planning."

DMI said that DS One makes it easier to predict what a company's customers need before they need it, helping the enterprise to optimize inventory turns, customer service levels and mutual profitability.

DS One also supports the company's "True Collaboration" model for optimizing operations. This can help companies improve efficiencies across an extended supply chain to reduce inventories, increase sales and improve customer service levels.

"With today's focus on demand-driven supply networks, DS One provides everything a company needs to take advantage of this exciting new way to manage the supply chain," DMI said in announcing the new offering at the 2004 APICS International Conference and Exposition in San Diego this week.

In addition to DS One, the company offers Demand Solutions Stores, an account management system developed to meet the challenges presented by store-level modeling, planning and replenishment.