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How to Measure Forecast Errors in Intermittent Demand Forecasting

Stop using traditional forecast accuracy metrics to measure forecast for sporadic demand patterns. Use this method instead.

By | March 19th, 2019|Demand Planning, Forecasting|0 Comments

Your Data is Only as Good as How You Visualize It

Are you avoiding these common data visualization pitfalls during your S&OP meetings?

By | February 27th, 2019|S&OP|0 Comments

Challenges with Excel When Building a Demand Planning Process

Gartner estimates that by 2020, 60% of revenue in supply chain dependent industries will be driven by digital business.

By | February 19th, 2019|Demand Planning|0 Comments

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
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