What is NEO?
NEO is the brain behind the Sentient Business Network.
He’s your all-knowing supply chain assistant, continuously identifying, monitoring, analyzing, and resolving problems so you can focus on the important issues.
NEO gathers information from across your entire business network and analyzes and optimizes business processes and resolves issues.
His capabilities include autonomous forecasting, replenishment, sourcing, transportation optimization, and much more.
He works in the background and with users to constantly find and fix issues. NEO knows, learns, and acts to keep your supply chain and your business network running optimally.
With today’s global complex supply chains involving thousands of SKUs and product variations, partners, and channels, manual planning and management are just not effective nor scalable.
Yet to run efficiently, companies must continually monitor and synchronize supply to demand, adjust forecasts, recalculate orders, inventory levels, and select optimal transportation modes. That’s where NEO can help.
Download: Nucleus Research’s Supply Chain Planning Technology Value Matrix
NEO Brings Machine Learning for Your Supply Chain
NEO starts to outsmart and gets smarter. NEO has accumulated wisdom from across the network, across companies, and a variety of scenarios. He collects and analyzes information from across the network, from internal and external systems and data streams to fine-tune his decision-making process to deliver increasingly effective results.
How NEO Can Help Your Supply Chain
He monitors conditions across the network, identifies problems, and can modify or generate transactions as needed, optimizing processes such as demand planning, replenishment, and transportation. NEO runs in real-time, monitoring and managing. You can use him as is or program your own NEO to perform custom tasks.
Some of the typical jobs NEO performs:
- AI forecast management
- Last-minute allocation
- Supply allocation
- Order forecast promising
- Order promising
- Transportation optimization
- Demand translation
- Multi-tier material planning
- Multi-tier capacity planning
- Door and capacity optimization
- Order and shipment prioritization
- Optimized execution
- Inventory planning
- Production planning
- Warehouse optimization
- Time phased projections
NEO Key Supply Chain Benefits
Real-Time - Feeds planning engines with the information they need to make decisions, in real-time
Machine Learning - Gathers information from transactional execution processes, learning what methods work when, and incorporating these in similar scenarios
Proactive - Surveys events in the supply chain and automatically respond to issues with the most effective resolution
Optimize - Considers the cost of change, and incorporates the least disruptive and most efficient changes, optimizing the entire supply cycle
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New Analyst Report on Supply Chain Planning
By Andrew Macmillen, Analyst at Nucleus Research
Nucleus Research’s Supply Chain Planning Technology Value Matrix for 2021 states:
One Network Enterprise One Network Enterprises (ONE) is a Leader in the 2021 SCP Technology Value Matrix.
The vendor delivers planning applications on the NEO Platform with coverage for functionalities including sales and operations planning, demand sensing and planning, supply planning, global logistics management, and inventory optimization.
One Network customers can work with their upstream and downstream partners in a multi-tier and multiparty network to improve inter-company coordination and overall supply chain visibility.
The vendor serves a number of core industries including retail, consumer goods, automotive, manufacturing, government and defense, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, restaurants, and logistics service providers.
One Network has made significant strides in improving the usability of AI and ML-driven enhancements, with virtual agents such as NEO which can learn tasks in support of autonomously managing supply chain operations.
The vendor’s proprietary algorithms can be blended to create the exact mix of analytics that companies require for advanced initiatives such as causal forecasting, multi-echelon transportation, and inventory optimization, and what-if scenario planning.
The NEO Platform can account for supply chain process variation in its configuration layers which enable customers to accelerate implementations and experience shorter payback periods.
One Network’s approach to delivering a single version of the truth automatically executes information changes as they occur and helps organizations cut down on data proliferation and system information delays.
The intercompany connectivity allows partners across each value chain to benefit from analysis surrounding resource and transportation constraints, enabling all participants to optimize their decision-making.
Nucleus expects that ONE’s sustained focus on delivering a multitiered partner network with enhanced analytics and data management capabilities will drive long-term value for customers in 2021 and beyond.
Download: Nucleus Research’s Supply Chain Planning Technology Value Matrix for 2021