Fujitsu Case Study

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., an innovator in optical and wireless networking solutions, offers a broad portfolio of multi-vendor network services, as well as end-to-end solutions for design, implementation, migration, support and management of optical networks. Fujitsu chose to work with JDA to create an 18-month rolling forecast that could be updated monthly, enabling the company to respond more quickly and efficiently to changing customer needs. It also achieved the following results:

  • Cut aggregate forecasting error rate by 20 percent
  • Reduced forecasting staff from 25 to five people
  • Decreased forecasting cycle time from six weeks to two weeks
  • Moved from a 12-month rolling forecast to an 18-month rolling forecast
  • Decreased inventory while maintaining service levels