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Demand Forecasting Analytical Methods: Fit Vs. Predict

How to determine when to use a best-fit analysis and when to use prediction techniques for demand forecasting analysis.

By | October 10th, 2018|Demand Planning, Forecasting|0 Comments

Why is Demand Forecasting important for effective Supply Chain Management?

Demand forecasting forms an essential component of the supply chain process. It’s the driver for almost all supply chain related decisions. While demand forecasting is undeniably important, it’s also one of the most difficult aspects of supply chain planning.

By | September 18th, 2018|Demand Planning, Forecasting|0 Comments

Using Demand Planning Statistical Models to Enhance Your Sales Forecasts

How to use demand planning statistical models to enhance the value of your sales input during the forecasting process. 

By | September 5th, 2018|Demand Planning, Forecasting|0 Comments

Creating Detailed Customer Order Allocation Data for Yearly Volume Contracts

A guide on how to improve material planning using a more detailed volume allocation of customer orders. It is a common business practice to write up yearly contracts for the volume. Very often, this is done to extend volume discounts to the customer. That is obviously a benefit to the customer. The supplier benefits by knowing how much to budget for in terms of production through the year. They can also count on the revenue coming in.

By | August 21st, 2018|Inventory Management|0 Comments

Outgrowing Excel? Here’s How to Create a Centralized Demand Planning Process

Demand Planning directly affects the business financial plan, pricing, capex decisions, customer segmentation and resource allocation. Considering the criticality and implication of this process, Demand Planners and Managers need to continually evaluate their current Demand Planning process and ensure that the Demand Plan generated is holistic, relevant and timely.

By | August 14th, 2018|Demand Planning, Forecasting|0 Comments

[Infographic] 8 Traits of a Highly Successful Demand Planner

Here's a quick visual aid on some of the key attributes of a successful demand planner.

By | July 24th, 2018|Demand Planning|0 Comments

Everything You Need to Know About Demand Forecasting

What is Demand Forecasting? Demand Forecasting is the process in which the historical sales data is used to develop an estimate of expected forecast of customer demand.

By | July 17th, 2018|Demand Planning, Forecasting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Six-Step Process for Demystifying Your Safety Stock Process

Do others challenge your safety stock selections? Are you in need of a safety stock process or policy? Want to take the drama out of your safety stocks? Use this collaborative six-step process to demystify your safety stock process and a create buy-in.

By | July 10th, 2018|Memoirs of a Black Belt, Safety Stock|0 Comments

The Effect of Customer Order Lead Time on Safety Stock Calculation

What's the effect of customer order lead time in inventory management and safety stock calculations?

By | July 3rd, 2018|Inventory Management|0 Comments
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