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Fram Lowering Forecast Error with Solutions from John Galt

COMPANY: Fram
WEBSITE: www.framheavyduty.com/
INDUSTRY: Consumer Goods, Automotive 
COMPANY TYPE: Public
JOHN GALT SOLUTION: Atlas Planning Suite

Company

The Consumer Products Group (CPG) division of Fram produces a variety of car care products. These automotive aftermarket and OEM products include category leaders such as Autolite® Spark Plugs and Ignition Wire Sets, FRAM® Oil, Air, Transmission and Fuel Filters, Prestone® Antifreeze/Coolant and Car Care products, as well as Holts® Car Care products. Fram CPG is a $2 billion global business within Fram Transportation Systems with six premium automotive brands and approximately 7,500 employees Fram CPG’s demand planners needed to forecast consumer demand for automotive aftermarket products at the SKU level across eleven distribution locations. These products are sold at thousands of retail outlets including Wal-mart, Pep Boys and AutoZone.

 Challenge

Fram CPG’s forecasting requirements went beyond the capabilities of their ERP system from J.D. Edwards, so they began searching for a solution that could be easily added on. After careful consideration, Fram CPG’s supply chain personnel determined the Demand Management Engine from John Galt Solutions offered superior forecasting capabilities at a very reasonable price. Fram CPG joined a large number of John Galt customers who have used the Demand Management Engine to extend their ERP solution.

Solution

 After careful consideration, Fram CPG’s supply chain personnel determined the Demand Management Engine from John Galt Solutions offered superior forecasting capabilities at a very reasonable price. Fram CPG joined a large number of John Galt customers who have used the Demand Management Engine to extend their ERP solution.

Benefit

Since then, the solution was extended to SAP when Fram moved from JD Edwards to SAP. Over the last four years, Fram CPG has consistently improved forecast accuracy with John Galt’s Demand Management Engine. Forecast error has dropped by 25% while line fill rates have improved. The team at Fram CPG has also benefited from John Galt’s superior service – an industry hallmark.

“We've been really pleased with the support we've received from the John Galt team and their quick response to our requests.”
Bob Lauer, Forecasting Manager, Fram CPG

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