PepsiCo International, Belgium– Planning & Control
PepsiCo International located in Belgium is using Cognos Planning to create plans on SKU level for all their products sold in the Belgium market. The plans are created twice a year (Annual Operating Plan) and monthly (Actuals / Forecasts). The forecasted numbers of SKU’s sold are calculated to Net Revenue Sales for the different outlet channels.
PepsiCo encountered performance issues when working with the Planning models. An audit of three days was conducted to investigate the current environment of the Planning models and the future wishes of the end users working with the Cognos Planning models.
The outcome of the audit was the advise to reconsider the selection of the tool used when the current detailed level of planning is needed by the end users. Also considering the fact that the total number of items to plan will only increase in the future.