Supply & Demand Planning

In today's dynamic business environment, manual procurement processes can be a recipe for disaster and keeping up with fluctuating demand can be a constant struggle. VAI’s Supply and Demand empowers you to overcome these challenges and achieve procurement excellence.

Key Features:

Customer Orders

  • Order entry simplifies and expedites order processing. With real-time access to inventory, customer data, and purchasing information, you can quickly fulfill orders and answer customer inquiries regarding product availability, pricing, and more.
  • Embedded order guides to quickly add items from sales history, prior orders, and customer specific order guides
  • Access to complementary and supplementary items to ensure maximum customer order fulfillment rates and upsell opportunities

Inventory Management

  • Inventory management provides a centralized platform to manage all aspects of your items, including units of measurements, supplementary/complementary items, item location, and more
  • Automatic ranking of items to easily identify high moving and dead stock items
  • Embedded food safety features including lot and date tracking for recalls
  • Identify and track catch weight items and set tolerances for inbound and outbound items

Sales Analysis and Forecasting

  • Analyze sales volume, costs, and quantity usage to make informed decisions
  • Account for seasonality and manage inventory levels for peak-season items
  • Advanced sales forecasting algorithms predict future demand-based on historical sales data, empowering you to have the necessary stock to meet customer needs and avoid lost sales opportunities

Route Management

  • Leverage route management and planning tools that analyze vehicle capacity, route requirements, and more
  • Optimize routes based on fueling, traffic, and delivery requirements to reduce costs


  • Generate purchase orders based on forecasted demand and minimum reorder points to minimize the risk of stockouts for essential items
  • Manage vendors and target buying opportunities for additional discounts
  • Cost control and analysis of landed cost calculations for imported goods, factoring in transportation costs for perishable food items
  • Schedule receipt of goods for specific times and locations. Track lots, expiration dates, and more, to minimize purchasing waste.
Supply & Demand Planning

Stocking Shelves and Maximizing Margins With Supply and Demand Planning Software

Stocking Shelves and Maximizing Margins With Supply and Demand Planning Software
Supply and Demand Planning (SDP) has never been more important for companies of all sizes across industries. Using historical data going back a few years, AI-powered SDP tools enable companies to better conduct sales forecasting to plan inventory and improve purchasing decisions. AI also helps enterprises understand “dead stock” by identifying products that haven’t been sold to make sure they’re not reordered.

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