Common Challenges in Manufacturing

  • Disconnected sales forecasting/demand planning process
  • Detailed bill of material planning
  • SKU-level planning
  • Seeking to incorporate detailed operational metrics in the planning process
  • Variable and fixed overhead expense cost allocations
  • Capital-intensive structure with the need for flexible depreciation methods
  • Direct labor budgeting based on machine hours
  • Lack of true consolidation processes with eliminations, reporting, reconciliations and roll-forwards
  • Disparate systems resulting from mergers and acquisitions over time

Aavid Thermalloy Case Study

When challenged with consolidating and simplifying their global multi-entity close process, implementation of the Planful (Host Analytics) consolidation tool created a source for consolidation, roll-forward schedules, annual reporting and ad hoc analysis.

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