Boon Edam Takes MVP Approach to Kickstart its S&OP Process

Efficiency improvements

Successful business model transition

Better forecast accuracy

A global market leader embraces S&OP and data-driven decision making with AIMMS-based tool

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“We now have a much more objective way of interpreting demand data. This opens up discussions and gives us much more clarity about our processes. With AIMMS, we could also learn during the development of the tool. We took ownership of it." - Aron Waas, Global Supply Chain Director at Boon Edam

 


 


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Boon Edam was looking to shift towards a combined business model of “made to stock” and “assembly to order”  - where modules which could be placed into a configuration requested by the customer would be ready for production. At the same time, they were trying to optimize the workload between factories to boost manufacturing efficiency. Their financial reporting process was based on a lot of assumptions. Their forecast would be based on gut feel, posing great risks for the company. They decided to embrace S&OP and build an AIMMS-based support system to enable this process. The company realized it did not have perfect data quality, but was looking to start building a solution they could improve in incremental steps, following a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) approach.

 

About Boon Edam

Royal Boon Edam is a global market leader in entry solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, with over 140 years of experience in engineering quality, the company has extensive expertise in managing the movement of people through airports, healthcare facilities, hotels and many other types of buildings. BoonEdam has manufacturing facilities the Netherlands, China and the United States of America.

 

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