How to manage and anticipate the flows of organic players? A forum signed by Manuel Montalban, CEO of AZAP.
According to Agence Bio, the organic market in France has doubled in 5 years and reached 13.2 billion euros in sales in 2020, i.e. a growth of 10.4% compared to the previous year. . However, with products with lower availability and shorter lifespans, the organic sector has specific characteristics that need to be addressed when planning and managing its supply chain.
One of the characteristics of the organic products market, for distributors in particular, is having to manage a lower availability of products, particularly in the food sector. Quantities being smaller, distributors are under pressure because they must regularly offer consumers the most complete range of products possible. It is therefore up to them to secure their supplies from their suppliers, manufacturers and cooperatives by diversifying their sources of supply and establishing mutual long-term commitments, and to properly anticipate demand in order to manage supplies and stocks accordingly.
To do this, software tools for planning the supply chain of products make it possible to correctly forecast demand and to integrate multi-vendor procurement natively into supply calculations, management of supplier commitments and contracts. adjoining it. These forecasts are by nature carried out over a medium/long term horizon in order to allow the producer to organize itself to produce the estimated capacity. This presupposes great agility in the modeling of the processes and the calculations carried out because obviously, none of this is set in stone (…)
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