“Physician-founded in 1990, Doctor’s Best is a science-based nutritional supplement company, offering more than 200 products, made primarily with branded ingredients that are thoroughly researched, manufactured to the highest quality standards, and rigorously tested every step of the way— from raw materials to finished product. We use only cGMP-certified manufacturing facilities. Doctor’s Best is committed to transparency through education and communication and strives to be crystal clear in what we offer, why and how we offer it.” – DrBVitamins.com, Official Website Doctor’s Best, headquartered in Irvine, CA. Doctor's best designs and formulates top of the line products. With some of their largest customers being online-based companies such as Amazon and I-Herb, Doctor’s Best relies on superior forecasting software for accurate planning.
Barbara Tapia, Supply Chain Manager, describes what forecasting was like before Avercast. “They had a massive spreadsheet when I first started here. It was something that the prior VP of supply chain put together and it went on and on. When I [first] walked in through the door, they said, ‘you see this? Do you think you could work with this?’ I said ‘well, if you told me how it worked... maybe.’ This thing was so convoluted that there was no way. So, the first day I started, Clark (a representative from Avercast) was here. [...] It’s been great. I can always reach Clark.” Barbara utilizes the forecasting software “more or less as a MRP (Material Requirements Planning). We use that for buying/starting our orders in a timely manner, keeping up with our forecast and the demands. It gives me something to bounce Amazon’s forecasting off of, and I-herbs, [too].”