Quantitative Supply Chain - predictive optimization software

Better supply chain decisions.QUANTITATIVE SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIMIZATION SOFTWARE

Stop the spreadsheet madness.
Make better purchasing and replenishment decisions.
Fewer stock-outs and dead stock to service more customers with less stock.
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Stop fighting uncertainty. Embrace itDiscover a world of probabilistic forecasts with Lokad. Over $1 billion worth of inventory optimized

Enter a new age of inventory optimization

Probabilistic
forecasting

Deep exploration
for decisions

Economic
optimization

Management
more in control

A Supply Chain
Scientist copilot

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As an importer & online retailer we are always under pressure to balance stock holding, availability of products for sale, and variable lead times. Since we implemented Lokad a year ago we are now holding 10% less stock while increasing our sales by 40%, and it is taking dramatically less time to manage our buying processes.

Robert McCandless,
Owner of Kiravans

It allows you to be productive on a daily basis and its ease of use is rare for a software of this kind. We have optimized our cash flow, our stock levels, our margins, and rationalized our spendings. Most of all, we now feel secure as we have a realistic picture of our activity available at any moment. Before, we were flying without instruments, and now, we are navigating with precision.

Jérome Rénaglia,
Founder of Street & House

Lokad brings a new tool to the table, one that is both powerful and innovative. But on top of that, Lokad has shared with Air France Industries its expertise in inventory optimization and Supply Chain management, thus bringing not only a complimentary IT solution but also a real consulting expertise, which our teams can rely on.

Charles Segondat,
Head of Inventory Management,
Air France Industries

The Quantitative Supply Chain Manifesto

If you can't measure it, you can't optimize it.

  • All possible futures must be considered; a probability for each possibility.
  • All feasible decisions must be considered; possibilities vs. probabilities.
  • Economic drivers must be used to prioritize feasible decisions.
  • Being in control requires automation of every mundane task.
  • A Supply Chain Scientist must take ownership of the numerical results.

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WHERE DOES YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN STAND?

Your Supply Chain performance in 12 questions

YesNo
  • 1. Can your supply chain operate without Excel?
  • 2. Do you consider ABC analysis to be obsolete?
  • 3. Is all relevant data documented by your supply chain teams?
  • 4. Do you record historical stock levels?
  • 5. Do your supply chain teams monitor the quality of their data?
  • 6. Do you forecast lead times?
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  • 7. Do you prevent any manual intervention on forecasts?
  • 8. Do you manage operational constraints, - e.g. MOQs, - as data?
  • 9. Do you quantify the cost of supply chain failures?
  • 10. Can your decision-making systems be left unattended for a week?
  • 11. Can you recompute all decisions within one hour?
  • 12. Are all decisions prioritized against each other?

Get a new perspective on your Supply Chain

The Quantitative Supply Chain represents a novel and disruptive perspective on the optimization of supply chains. It can be seen as a refoundation of many supply chain practices, in particular regarding inventory forecasting, and has been built to make the most of the latest statistical approaches and vast computing resources that are available nowadays.

This perspective has emerged at Lokad, a software company founded by Joannes Vermorel. Lokad mixes data analysis with machine learning, cloud computing and supply chain expertise in order to optimize supply chains in a rational and quantitative way, so that the business and financial impacts of every decision are properly quantified. His experience at Lokad has given Joannes Vermorel the opportunity to study and analyze the methods, challenges and performances of dozens of companies all over the world.

This book is intended for supply chain executives and managers who want their supply chains to perform more, faster and with less resources. It caters to those who, ultimately, want to be more in control of their supply chain, with a more precise idea of what their decisions entail. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the insights, methodologies and tools that have been gathered under the Quantitative Supply Chain umbrella.

The first part of this book covers the general concepts associated with the Quantitative Supply Chain. It outlines how this perspective differs from the classic supply chain perspective, and sheds lights on the core insights. The second part of this book provides hands-on materials to implement a Quantitative Supply Chain initiative. It leverages Lokad as a programmatic platform tailored for Quantitative Supply Chain purposes.

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