What is Demand Fulfillment?
Demand Fulfillment (DF) supports Enterprises of the manufacturing industry in the decision making to effectively and efficiently react to the increasing demand. Taking into account limited capacity, extreme competition and technological capabilities such as e-business, Firms need today fast and reliable processing strategies in order fulfillment.
What can DF do for you?
DF supports Enterprises by:
- Planning efficient and reliable deliveries.
- Increasing the average selling price.
DF contributes actively to Supply Chain Planning achieving a flexible combination of short-term production and logistics of distribution.
Advanced Order Fulfillment Systems
Advanced Order Fulfillment Systems connect distribution with Production and the logistics process of enterprises. With them you support decision makers in the reservation and allocation of production and logistics capacity for certain customer classes. You should steel be able to quickly determine reliable deliveries on basis of available capacity, customer preferences and priorities and, if not enough capacity is available, generate and evaluate alternative solutions.
Demand Fulfillment in Networks
Due to globalization, DF musts consider worldwide networks, which include several production alternatives and potential distribution channels. Therefore, DF requires decision making in complex networks with multiple alternative locations and traffic possibilities for efficient fulfillment of client orders.
With the aim to find innovative and sustainable solutions, DF makes use of Operations Research (OR) methods. OR deals with the analysis of complex problems and decisions and the search for its optimal solution by the use of mathematical models.
LOEWE: Dynamo PLV – Dynamic Networking of Production, Logistics and Transport
- Institute for Supply Chain Management – Procurement and Logistics (ISCM)
Expertise in Global Sourcing und Demand Fulfillment
- Technical University of Darmstadt
Project partners from business practice:
- Deutsche Bahn
- Paul Hartmann AG