The cement industry plays a crucial role in fostering sustainable development and can be viewed as a foundational element supporting overall progress and growth. It serves as a fundamental pillar for development initiatives. Its influence resonates not only in the physical structures it helps create but also in the broader economic and societal development it underpins.

Use Case – Supply Chain Planning

The Company
An Indian cement company and affiliated with a prominent Group. The Company is the largest manufacturer of gray cement, ready-mix concrete (RMC) and white cement in India with an installed capacity of 116.75 million tonnes per annum.

  • ~$6B Revenues (Yearly)
  • 5 Business Verticals
  • 30+ Manufacturing Units
  • 5 Countries
  • Inefficient Stock levels across storing locations leading to Storage cost increases at some and Sales loss in others.
  • People driven approach rather than data driven decision making
  • Inefficient utilization of Working Capital
  • Sales Loss even with optimized production plan
  • Inventory Plan without consideration of Margin / Profitability
  • Difficulty to track Stocks across 1000’s of combinations
  • Demand Forecasting

    Identifying expected demand levels for the product or service with multiple subtle changes that add up over time and change the trajectory of demand.

  • Operational Planning

    Transforming a strategic plan into a detailed roadmap, delineating precise actions the team will undertake on a weekly, and at times, a daily basis.

  • Capacity & Production Planning

    A dynamic evaluation process to ensure that the production capacity aligns seamlessly with the evolving demands for products.

  • Procurement Planning

    Identifying and streamlining requirements while establishing the timelines for procurement, with the goal of acquiring them precisely when needed.

  • Management Reporting

    Internal reports used to run the organization, make business decisions, and monitor progress to make more accurate, data-driven decisions.

  • Implemented Anaplan in line with business requirements
  • Two way integration with SAP ERP (Bi-directional Integration)
  • Data Mart/ Data Model setup
  • Query Builder Setup
  • Dashboard Design
  • System Driven Safety & Target Levels
  • Stock Simulation & Suggestion basis Demand, SLA, ABC, FMS, XYZ analysis
  • Monitor daily stocks across SKUs with respect to the target, buffer penetration, and run multiple what-if to Increase/Decrease levels
  • Optimized Distribution of Stocks to avoid – Sales Loss, Overstocking, Dead Stocks
  • Easy to leverage executive interactive dashboards to monitor Inventory levels focusing on business critical SKU combinations
  • Significant improvement in working capital and effective utilization of capital locked in excess inventory

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