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

How to Build a Collaborative Global Demand Planning Process

How global businesses can build a collaborative demand planning process

By | June 26th, 2018|Demand Planning, Forecasting|0 Comments

Demand Management Best Practices

Is demand management illusively complex? Here's a look at some best practices in demand management and characterization.

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

4 Things to Know When Building a Demand-driven Supply Chain Management Process

A demand-driven supply chain management process, no matter the industry, is built based on some fundamental principles. These principles are applied taking into consideration the requirements of the particular industry or company involved.

By | May 8th, 2018|Demand Planning, Supply Chain|0 Comments

Which Statistical Forecasting Methods Should I Use?

Here are some guidelines on selecting the right statistical forecasting methods for your business.

By | May 3rd, 2018|Forecasting|0 Comments

What is a Demand-driven Supply Chain?

A Demand-driven Supply Chain (DDSC) is defined as a supply chain management method focused on building supply chains in response to demand signals. The main force of DDSC is that it is driven by customer demand. In comparison with the traditional supply chain, DDSC uses the pull (Demand pull) technique. It gives the market opportunities to share more information and to collaborate with others in the supply chain.

By | April 19th, 2018|Demand Planning, Supply Chain|0 Comments

What is Statistical Forecasting? A snowfall-based explanation

During the last storm, I was watching the snow plows go to work and thinking about the amount of planning that must go into the resources needed to deal with the snow - what with salt, and plows needed. That must be a whole supply chain.

By | April 13th, 2018|Forecasting|0 Comments

Do Returns Impact My Forecast Error Calculation Negatively?

Should you factor returns in your forecast error calculation? In this article, we’ll use a sample data set, to demonstrate if you should consider returns when calculating your forecast errors.

By | April 6th, 2018|Forecasting|2 Comments

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