Hitachi Consulting helps Altro predict customer demand more accurately

08/02/2018 London

Hitachi Consulting Corporation, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), is helping Altro Limited, a UK-based global manufacturer and supplier of commercial floor and wall solutions, to anticipate and meet the demand for its innovative and often customised products.

Altro products are used in numerous industries such as healthcare, hospitality, transport, education, retail and offices, food and drink production, leisure, housing, prisons and defence plus manufacturing and warehousing. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in Letchworth Garden City, United Kingdom. Today, their products Include floor, wall and door solutions designed to transform spaces across the built environment.

To more accurately forecast customer demand across these diverse markets, Altro selected Oracle’s Demand Management Cloud software. The solution combines forecasting algorithms and a variety of analytics to sense, predict and shape demand. Hitachi Consulting is serving as systems integrator to integrate the demand management solution into the rest of Altro’s manufacturing operations.

Hitachi Consulting and Altro have agreed to deliver a standards-based implementation to effectively leverage the Oracle product with its forecasting engine and algorithms.

Valerie Brinson, Supply Chain Manager for Altro Group, says, “We see Oracle Cloud Demand Management as a key enabler to optimise our supply chain across the organisation. This in turn will allow us to better service our customers and optimise our inventory, by having the right product in the right place at the right time.”

Manish Popli, Vice President, Hitachi Consulting EMEA says, “The anticipated benefit of the new and industry-leading demand management business process at Altro is the efficiencies it will bring to downstream production planning and material planning functions. We are delivering an industry standard business process that is enabled by Oracle technology.”

“Hitachi Consulting is committed to helping Altro deliver on their vision in the most effective manner.”

About Hitachi Consulting Corporation
Hitachi Consulting is the global solutions and professional services organization within Hitachi Ltd., a global innovation leader in industrial and information technology solutions and an early pioneer of the Internet of Things. Hitachi Consulting is a business integrator for the IoT era and a catalyst for digital transformation. Using our deep domain knowledge, we collaborate with clients to help them innovate faster, maximize operational efficiency and realize measurable, sustainable business and societal value.  As a consulting-led solutions company, we can help you leverage data as a strategic asset to drive competitive differentiation, customer loyalty and growth. For more information visit: www.hitachiconsulting.com

About Altro Limited
Altro have been at the forefront of innovation for almost 100 years. Today, working closely with architects, end customers, engineers, designers and contractors around the world, our insight and expertise help them transform everyday spaces into environments that can improve the wellbeing of everyone that uses them.

And by consistently turning creative thinking into practical, real-world solutions – that maintain the highest standards of safety and durability – Altro have become synonymous with quality. Visit Altro at https://www.altro.co.uk/Home