Sujit Singh

About Sujit Singh

As COO of Arkieva, Sujit manages the day-to-day operations at Arkieva such as software implementations and customer relationships. He is a recognized subject matter expert in forecasting, S&OP and inventory optimization. Sujit received a Bachelor of Technology degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and an M.S. in Transportation Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. Throughout the day don’t be surprised if you find him practicing his cricket technique before a meeting.

6 Ways You Can Improve Forecast Accuracy with Demand Sensing

Demand sensing helps us identify the actual customer order trends and helps us improve the near-term forecast. Strategic actions like demand shaping for knowingly increasing or decreasing the demand for the product can be undertaken by sensing demand signals.

By | January 25th, 2018|Demand Planning, Demand Sensing, Forecasting|0 Comments

What is the bullwhip effect and How do you minimize it?

The bullwhip effect is a concept for explaining inventory fluctuations or inefficient asset allocation as a result of demand changes as you move further up the supply chain. As such, upstream manufacturers often experience a decrease in forecast accuracy as the buffer increases between the customer and the manufacturer.

By | January 11th, 2018|Inventory Management|0 Comments

Can Supply Chain Optimization Lead to a Road Less Traveled?

An optimization model does the same; it calculates the decisions based on the stated preferences and constraints in the model. That can sometimes have the inadvertent effect of finding new pathways, a road less, if ever, traveled.

By | October 26th, 2017|Supply Chain Optimization|1 Comment

Supply Chain Optimization in Supply Planning: How to Develop a New Way of Thinking

Naturally, supply chain optimization in supply planning can feel counterintuitive. Here’s why you should combat that feeling to create the best plan possible.

By | October 20th, 2017|Supply Chain|0 Comments

How to Establish Early Warning Supply Chain Metrics

In recent webinars and presentations, I have been talking about Early Warning Systems within the context of supply chains. The news story above made me think of several examples where a supply chain would use similar concepts to develop early warning metrics.

By | October 11th, 2017|Supply Chain, Supply Chain Metrics|0 Comments

Using Profit based Product Segmentation for Planning

Here's how you can use profit based product segmentation to improve the supply chain planning process.

By | May 11th, 2017|Segmentation|1 Comment

A 6-Step Guide to Improving Your Statistical Forecast Technique

Statistical forecasts are often used as the baseline forecast for demand planning. Due to this reason, statistical forecast accuracy is critical to improving the entire demand planning process. Use this easy step by step statistical forecast technique guide to help you get started with improving your forecasts.

By | May 10th, 2017|Forecasting|0 Comments

How do you model inventory in planning systems?

Wondering how inventory is modeled in supply chain planning systems? Here's what you need to know.

By | April 11th, 2017|Inventory Management, Supply Planning|1 Comment

The ‘Secret Sauce’ to Improving Demand Planning

How do you get the sense of what works for demand planning? Market volatilities including changes in the weather can affect any business at any given time. As such, businesses cannot rely on their history alone without considering the full picture of possible market changes. When these changes occur, businesses should be ready to adapt without causing a disruption in existing business processes. So how to do you get to the point where you get a sense of what works when it comes to demand planning?

By | March 22nd, 2017|Demand Planning|0 Comments

A New Year Resolution for Supply Chain Planners: Stop Firefighting

2017 Supply chain productivity and prioritization tips for supply chain planners.  Every morning, a supply chain planner must make this decision; “what should I work on today?” In a supply chain of any reasonable complexity, this question can easily be answered with the corresponding fire of the day. On any given day, a supply chain

By | January 10th, 2017|Demand Planning, Supply Chain, Supply Planning|1 Comment

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