Top 5 Signs You Have Outgrown Your Planning System

Industry analysts, big-time consultants, and your peers are all talking about technology, digital transformation, and the future of the supply chain. It can seem like a lot of noise given the day-to-day pressure you feel while working to ensure that inventory is on hand and positioned where it is supposed to be. With all you have on your plate, are you aware of the signs that it is time for a change? 

How “Forecastable” is Your Data? It’s Complex Anyway You Look at It

These “key tools” balance a need for simple with a need to handle the complexity of SCM – following the IBM adage – complexity exists whether you ignore it or not, best not to ignore it.

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 |2019-04-13T23:09:03-04:00August 14th, 2018|Demand Planning, Forecasting|

Can Demand Segmentation Improve Your Statistical Forecast?

Imagine a demand planner working with 10,000 unique combinations. One of the not so envious tasks for this person would be to generate statistical forecast for all these combinations. These days, the statistical forecasting tools available on the market can forecast these combinations using a list of forecasting methods and figure out which method works best for a particular combination.

By |2019-04-13T23:09:08-04:00March 22nd, 2018|Demand Planning|

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