Who should take ownership of the demand management process within the organization? Is it Sales and Marketing?
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.
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.
Here’s a quick look at how to identify and fix errors in planning execution systems.
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.
How to determine when to use a best-fit analysis and when to use prediction techniques for demand forecasting analysis.
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.
How to use demand planning statistical models to enhance the value of your sales input during the forecasting 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.
Here's a quick visual aid on some of the key attributes of a successful demand planner.