Alibaba DChain for Supply Chain Planning

Build and manage an agile, intelligent, and cost-efficient supply chain


Alibaba DChain is a digital supply chain planning solution driven by data intelligence and artificial intelligence (AI) technology. This solution provides end-to-end real-time monitoring for your supply chain, and helps you quickly diagnose and optimize your inventory, generate an accurate forecast of the future demand with deep learning models trained on your business data, and avoid stockouts and supply chain disruption by performing inventory simulation based on business objectives and constraints, so you can plan and streamline your supply chain proactively, reduce sales losses, and improve capital efficiency.

Why Alibaba Cloud

  • Global Top Supply Chain

    Build and maintain your supply chain with competitive performance in return on total assets, inventory turnover, and revenue growth with Alibaba Group that was featured in the Top 10 in The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2021, and Cainiao, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group

  • Out-of-the-Box Solution

    Deploy this solution in virtual private clouds (VPCs) or as a SaaS solution without replacing or changing your existing technology infrastructure for better time efficiency and total cost of ownership (TCO)

  • Timely Supply Chain Synchronization

    Synchronize data across the entire supply chain in seconds to accelerate upstream and downstream response, facilitate full-link collaboration, and prevent problems such as stockout and supply chain disruption

  • Accurate Demand Forecast

    Improve forecast accuracy by over 20% with a time series algorithm. It's fine-tuned to your business requirements and deep learning models based on industry best practice and your supply chain data.

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Case Study of DChain for Supply Chain Planning

A leading brand of small home appliances faced a growing demand for data-driven operations, especially in the digital transformation of the supply chain, and leveraged Alibaba DChain to help manage these challenges.

  • 1 Day

    Sales Forecast Cycle

    By inventory diagnosis and optimization simulation, the customer was able to quickly locate products and take actions based on the inventory index warning with efficient decision-making and collaboration. The forecast cycle was reduced from 10 days to one day.

  • Up to 30%

    Forecast Accuracy Increase

    The customer improved forecast accuracy with deep learning forecasting algorithms and completed marketing optimization by enhancing delivery explainability with a whitebox feature for accuracy attribution. The forecast accuracy was increased by 10% to 30%.

  • 2%

    On-Shelf Rate Increase

    This solution integrated optimization constraints and inventory simulation algorithms to help the customer break down forecast results and transform them into executable and effective replenishment recommendations, increasing the on-shelf rate by 2%.

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How Alibaba DChain Works

Alibaba DChain provides end-to-end monitoring and management of your supply chain with Control Tower, examines inventory health for optimization, performs accurate demand forecasts, and generates replenishment suggestions based on forecast results. All these help you build and manage an agile, intelligent, and cost-efficient supply chain.

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