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

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

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

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

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

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