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o9 AI driven Supply Chain Planning on Azure

William Payne
September 20, 2018

Supply chain specialist o9 Solutions has made its entire software range of AI-driven demand and supply chain planning available on the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform.

The software suite is designed to provide AI driven supply chain planning workflows for digitisation of integrated business planning systems on Azure.

o9 Solutions created the solution to enable digitization of Integrated Business Planning in discrete manufacturing, consumer goods, and retail industry sectors using o9 Platform on Microsoft Azure. 

The o9 platform is designed to support retailers, consumer goods producers, and industrial manufacturers with agile and machine learning supported supply chain planning.

"This represents a new-generation of business flexibility, efficiency, intelligence, and productivity," said Sanjiv Sidhu, Chairman and Co-Founder of o9 Solutions. "With o9 Solutions, businesses will operate in a way that reduces waste and preserves our world's precious resources."

Sajan Parihar, Director, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp added, "Microsoft Azure was designed to help modern organizations meet their business challenges faster. We are pleased to see AI based tools from o9 delivering rapid results to large enterprises through Azure."

The Co-Founder and CEO of o9 Solutions, Chakri Gottemukkala said, "To keep up with the rate of change in today's environment, businesses require a scalable infrastructure like Microsoft Azure and AI-driven workflows like those provide by o9 Solutions. o9 is able to deploy and scale cognitive supply chain solutions faster than anyone on the market by using Azure, and further solidifies o9 as the platform of choice for AI-driven demand, supply, and integrated business planning."

The Azure based o9 platform provides integrated demand management, including demand planning, new product introduction, initiative management, revenue planning, demand sensing, and digital expert systems.

The system also offers integrated supply chain planning with supply chain planning, supply chain analytics, order fulfilment, digital expert systems. For integrated business planning, the system provides sales & operations planning (S&OP), annual operating plan (AOP), and long range planning (LRP).