Every supply chain planner’s goal is to provide the highest degree of customer service while reducing inventory in the supply chain network. High customer service translates to more business for the organization, and low inventory costs mean increased working capital. Supply chain planners may struggle to balance both, but good inventory planning software would help
In today’s blog, we will share some examples to help Inventory Planners explore different methods available to calculate Demand Variance and decide which method is best suited for their products and businesses.
Planners in certain industries such as the consumer-packaged goods (CPG) prefer updating forecasts at an aggregate level but would also sometimes want to lock values at the detail level to prevent disaggregation to a specific combination. How is it done? A planning system is expected to present correct data to the planner at whatever level it is being looked at.