Alloy, a modern demand platform for consumer goods brands, recently announced Valvoline, a worldwide supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, is implementing Alloy’s enterprise supply chain solution.
The announcement comes after Alloy proved to Valvoline that its platform can successfully replace legacy tools — providing substantially better visibility, reporting, analytics and alerting — and swiftly scale the capability across retailers and Valvoline Instant Oil Change Centers. Further, Alloy will enable Valvoline to strengthen retail partnerships through:
- Connecting daily consumer demand with Valvoline’s supply chain network data;
- Accurately identifying phantom inventory to prevent ongoing lost sales; and
- Enhancing market-level analysis and best practice sharing across account teams.
“Valvoline’s supply chain strategy is to become more and more forward-looking, proactively aligning inventory to future demand, instead of simply reactive to customer orders,” said Craig Moughler, chief supply chain officer at Valvoline. “Alloy will be a cornerstone of that strategy because it can project where problems are most likely to occur in the future, at a granular level. Too much of the current reporting washes out the details and hides problems.”
“Sophisticated supply chains, like Valvoline’s, have traditionally been under-served by available solutions,” said Joel Beal, CEO, Alloy. “By taking an integrated, demand-driven approach to modeling inventory throughout the supply chain network, from production to retail, Alloy is enabling teams to increase efficiency and improve margins in an unpredictable consumer environment.”