Rubber, Plastics, Packaging
Reactive price management often leads to last-minute price increases. This not only badly affects customer satisfaction, but also can lead to loss of reputation and market share.
ClearD3™ brings predictability and facilitates a more measured, gradual response to changing market conditions, also providing the economic reasoning behind pricing fluctuations. It enables you to keep price changes small and easier to digest.
Quote with Confidence
Uncertainty at every step of price setting is the rule. Even with a fully stocked inventory, the price of products sold today should reflect the cost for replenishing inventories tomorrow. Volatility of resin prices and continuous shifts in demand for HDPE, LDPE, PP or PET place a huge risk on quotes you offer your customers. Volatility in metal and glass packaging verticals shows a similar pattern.
All the while, competition and changing demand continue to affect outsourcing prices. End-markets are so volatile that input costs change multiple times in the lifetime of a contract. Factoring in a margin buffer would sooner or later put your company at a pricing disadvantage. Triggering the Force Majeure clause can only happen so many times before being deemed as unreliable by the customer base.
ClearD3™ monitors your company’s broader supplier network by end market and isolates the data items that are relevant for your business. The system calculates the potential impact of even small changes in the supply chain and identifies early indications of changes in demand and availability. Then it generates timely recommendations on how to sustain profitability, giving you clear guidance for adjustments on pricing and capacity.
Level the Playing Field
Many smaller, often family-owned companies are facing huge challenges. Bigger players with broader access to information are gaining a crucial advantage over them – proactive price management. Even with better products, not being able to respond timely to changing market conditions is already proving to be too costly.
With ClearD3™, market intelligence is no longer exclusive to big industry players.
ClearD3™ is enabling companies of all sizes to level the playing field. Access to accurate supply chain data means your company, too, can yield 4-6% higher margins with the same assets.
Isn’t it time to investigate an engine that can protect your business and your profits from disruption?
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