The global packaging industry is all about on-demand delivery of highly specialist materials at a competitive price. Forward stock planning plays a critical role in achieving this but is often nothing more than guesswork. Business software system, Illuminis, is enabling Sansetsu, the UK’s leading manufacturer of protective bubble film, to do this more accurately and cost effectively and to see record sales of factored product lines as a result. Illuminis was originally developed as an on-demand sales and business intelligence tool to deliver current business performance data that is highly adaptable to individual client needs. It is through this sophisticated customisation function that the software is able to specifically analyse forward stock planning data.