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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

Phase-In / Phase-Out Planning: Another Descriptive Statistic for managing inventory

Make your obsolete inventory more visible with these simple phase-in phase-out planning techniques.

By | April 24th, 2018|Memoirs of a Black Belt, Supply Planning|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

Tips for Optimizing Your Entire Supply Chain Planning Process

Optimizing your supply chain involves looking at the entire process, and not just the initial solution. Here’s an example of how.

By | April 17th, 2018|Supply Chain Optimization|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

An Example of When Optimization Is Helpful in Supply or Central Planning

Use this example as a starting point to understand the different optimization methods, and when optimization is helpful in supply or central planning.

By | April 11th, 2018|Supply Chain Optimization|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

Two Simple Examples to Help You Understand How Supply Chain Optimization Algorithms Work.

I work with clients that utilize our supply chain optimization software to maximize their resources. In my upcoming webinar “Should I Optimize My Supply Chain Planning?” I’ll dive deeper into the concepts of supply chain optimization and show examples of when it’s ideal to optimize and when it’s less ideal. In today’s blog post, I’d like to simplify this concept by looking at some basic equations and scenarios to explain how “solvers” or supply chain optimization algorithms work.

By | April 4th, 2018|Supply Chain, Supply Chain Optimization|0 Comments

Going Digital? Things to Consider When Creating a Digital Supply Chain Strategy

A digital supply chain is a supply chain network (DSN) that focuses on using digital systems or technology tools to reduce the need for disparate systems through connectivity; eliminating manual processes and leveraging the data that is available through these systems to enhance the entire supply chain network.

By | March 29th, 2018|Supply Chain|0 Comments
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