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Who Should Own the Demand Management Process?

Who should take ownership of the demand management process within the organization? Is it Sales and Marketing?

By | February 12th, 2019|Demand Planning, Memoirs of a Black Belt|0 Comments

Supply Chain Best Practices from 10 Leading Companies

Here’s a quick overview of supply chain best practices from 10 leading companies from the 2018 Drucker Institute Ranking.

By | February 5th, 2019|Supply Chain|0 Comments

Top 10 Demand Planning Metrics You Should Have on Your Dashboard [Infographic]

To stay ahead of the curve, effective demand planners must track the right metrics that can help curtail possible demand planning issues ahead of time.

By | January 29th, 2019|Demand Planning|0 Comments

How to Forecast Demand for New Products

Organizations need to regularly upgrade their products and launch new products to stay competitive and grow their businesses. However, a new product launch poses a totally new challenge – new product forecasting.

By | January 23rd, 2019|Forecasting|0 Comments

12 Days of Inventory Optimization

One of my favorite Holiday songs growing up was “The 12 Days of Christmas.” There was something about Christmas having 12 days that put me in the holiday spirit.

By | December 25th, 2018|inventory optimization|0 Comments

Thieves in the Temple – Errors in the Planning-Execution System

Here’s a quick look at how to identify and fix errors in planning execution systems.

By | December 4th, 2018|Demand Planning, Memoirs of a Black Belt|0 Comments

Selecting the Appropriate Forecasting Method

Selecting the right forecasting methods can be highly critical in how accurate your forecasts are. Unfortunately, there isn’t a golden ticket to forecasting which can essentially ensure accuracy. While the best-fit forecasting method is dependent on a business’ specific situation, understanding the types of forecasting methods can aid in your decision-making.

By | November 27th, 2018|Demand Planning, Forecasting|0 Comments

Portfolio Pruning for Product Managers

Do others challenge your expanding portfolio or complicated offering? Need a portfolio pruning process or policy to keep a manageable inventory? Want to take the drama out of keeping or deleting products?

By | November 20th, 2018|Memoirs of a Black Belt|0 Comments

Is Community Intelligence the Next AI Wave?

Most of us have had some exposure to the “AI Awakening” wave that has emerged over the past few years. Of particular interest to Arkieva and its customers is how this “new technology” integrates with the ongoing journey of creating more intelligent supply chain decision-making process to improve organizational performance.

By | November 13th, 2018|News and Trends, Supply Chain|0 Comments
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