Part 1 of this blog series described the conundrum that commodity-based manufacturers encounter when it comes to determining the best price, production mix, and volumes. It also introduced SignalDemand, Inc., which applies math and science to the problem of price and margin optimization software for large-scale manufacturers.
SignalDemand stands alone as the only provider of price management
history, channel demand forecast, commodity price history, commodity futures, customer hierarchy, cost of goods, overhead cost, activity costs, inventory positions, bills of materials (BOMs), plant hours calendars, plants, production lines, resources, product hierarchy, materials options, plant utilization data, corporate goals, supplier availability, intuitive (empirical) input, etc. This holistic supply chain network-based pricing is the only way to take advantage of pricing applications to improve