Lots of Zeroes? Basic Guidelines to Managing Intermittent Demand – Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog, we closed with the following question: “OK, intermittent demand creates a challenge, but I still need a demand estimate, what do I do!” Below we will provide an answer, but with a different orientation that begins with the question: “what is the purpose of the demand estimate?”

By |2019-11-13T11:43:14-05:00November 13th, 2019|Demand Planning, Forecasting|0 Comments

RCCP versus MPS –historic terms and a path to inadequate organizational performance

Where did the terms RCCP and MPS come from? Reading the recent blog “RCCP versus MPS – Can They Be Connected?” it struck me whether this question represents the current best in class or do they represent old terms as well as an old way of thinking that should not be the end goal of an organization any more when it comes to supply chain planning.

By |2019-10-30T09:29:53-05:00October 30th, 2019|RCCP, Supply Planning|0 Comments

RCCP versus MPS – Can They Be Connected?

Master Production Scheduling (MPS) plans for items that are independent (or direct) demand. Independent Demand is a demand that comes from Sales Orders, Service Orders, or forecasts on end items, i.e., items that we sell to customers. In RCCP, the principle assumption is that family-level assumptions are good approximations for the SKU level detail and the change in the mix will not have a big impact on the capacity projection.

By |2019-10-29T11:36:21-05:00October 2nd, 2019|RCCP, Supply Planning|0 Comments

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