In 2001, Casbega chose ToolsGroup as its partner to optimize their forecasts and achieve service level excellence at lower cost. The company’s goals were:
Casbega also wanted to provide the planning Infrastructure required to implement VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) and a CRP (Continuous Replenishment Program).
The ToolsGroup SO99+ solution interfaces with Basis, Coca Cola’s ERP planning system, to manage Casbega’s 5,400 SKU-Locations in one factory, one central warehouse and 26 second-level warehouses. Based on a weekly planning cycle, product managers can make corrections to the SO99+ forecasts in response to events over the next 3 months: promotions, pricing policy, etc. In addition, six other SO99+ users calculate the daily transportation proposals for replenishment of the second-tier warehouses.
The ToolsGroup team completed the three Casbega projects simultaneously, allowing Casbega to accomplish its objectives in an aggressive time frame. SO99+ is now the reference system at Casbega, and is used for supporting and managing several planning levels (sales, marketing, logistics and production).