Many companies continue to rely on human intelligence for procurement. But when procurement personnel leave, get let go, or retire, their knowledge leaves with them. It can take new employees years to get to know suppliers, let alone the suppliers’ suppliers and your demand requirements. Supply and Demand planning can be resource intensive, extremely difficult, and very time consuming if done manually. Automated purchasing systems are a key tool in helping businesses react to changes, reduce inventory and increase sales. VAI's S2K Supply and Demand, automatically reviews past usage trends and use advanced formulas to predict future requirements. Users can make specific or global adjustments to the forecast to help buyers react quickly to supply or demand issues or opportunities.