Demand Management Best Practices

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Forecasting and demand management for new events using machine-learning algorithm

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When it comes to forecasting and demand management , a lot. For events like the Super Bowl, retail demand planners create forecasts using data from a variety of sources to adjust product demand profiles in anticipation of which product, or group of products might be in demand the most.

Xilinx Outsources their Demand Management Process

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Outsourcing is very common in supply chain management. But one thing very few companies outsource is demand management. In fact, until I talked to Lori Pouquette, the vice president of global customer operations at Xilinx, I had never heard of a company outsourcing demand management processes. High Tech & Electronics Industry Avnet Demand Management outsourcing Xilinx

Forecast Accuracy: Keep Your Demand Management Process Honest

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by Alexa Cheater Our partner Celestica recently published the following article, ‘ Are you keeping your demand management process honest? ’ You also need measurement and accuracy reports to determine the effectiveness of the entire demand management process.

Finn-Tack implements inventory and demand management solution

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Finn-Tack, with an international customer base with growing global demand, has two production plants in China, and the Ukraine, manufacturing riding equipment and clothing. Cases Barloworld SCS consolidation demand planning Finn-Tack inventory Optimiza software

Indiana Jones and the supply chain bullwhip effect

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A small shift in customer demand essentially cracks the whip, and the further a supplier is from the demand, the more significant the impact, which inevitably leads to increasing swings in inventory for suppliers. The bullwhip effect and demand forecasting.

How demand planning can quench our thirst for beer

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The bottle shortage impacts smaller, family-owned-and-operated breweries like Moritz Fiege more significantly than larger brew houses, especially when you consider that they’ve ramped up production in an attempt to meet the hot summer’s demand.

Key to S&OP Success: Move from Forecasting to Integrated Demand Management

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Sales organizations are on the front end of the supply chain, they see risks and opportunities emerging in the market place earlier than the rest of the organization, in order to respond rapidly, it is critical for a supply chain organizations and the S&OP process to get these inputs

A Perfect Marriage: Demand Modeling and Supply Chain Design

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Demand modeling has emerged as a key decisioning tool in supply chain design. Standard forecasting tools can fall short if they can’t take into consideration external causal factors that drive demand like weather and economic and political indicators, or help predict demand 5-10 years out when making long-term strategic decisions. The post A Perfect Marriage: Demand Modeling and Supply Chain Design appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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What About Them Apples?

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In offices across the United Sates, demand planners are scratching their heads. Shifting demand and rising prices for cotton and orange juice. Surprising demand in automotive for car replacement. History is not a good predictor of current demand. Tactical Demand Planning.

Want to Increase Sales? Don’t “Brush” the Weather Aside

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Given my interest in supply chain, I found the store manager and politely asked about the shortage. The types and examples are as variable as the weather patterns, and as volatile as consumer demand. Demand variability is a challenge across the supply chain, and weather is just one of many influences on demand. Social media, news, events and weather (often referred to as SNEW) are increasingly impacting the desired balance between demand and supply.

What If You Could Take The Guesswork Out Of Forecast Planning? Guest Post from Osgood Vogler

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The author, Osgood Vogler, Director, Analytics, Celestica Supply Chain Managed Services, describes an insight-based demand management process: So, how do you take the guesswork out of forecast planning? Demand planning has a big impact on business performance.

Is That Pikachu in the Dairy Aisle?

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How do you, as a demand planning manager, quantify the impact Pikachu is having on sales? As a merchant, buyer, store manager or small business owner, how do you capitalize on the opportunity to grow those sales? . Interested in more on the impact of SNEW on demand management?

A River Runs Through It…

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It is the river of “demand.” While most companies attempt to shape demand–through promotions, new product launch, pricing, sales incentives and marketing–they confuse demand shaping with demand shifting. A Focus on Demand Flows.

Top 15 Supply Chains to Admire from the Supply Chain Insights Conference

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We believe it is the supply chain leader’s role to build and manage supply chain performance to drive year-over-year improvements which are balanced, strong and resilient. Demand and supply volatility makes the supply chain “tough”.

Accenture – 10 Years After: How Close Are We to True Demand-Driven Supply Chains? SupplyChainBrain & Kinaxis Video Series

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It’s been about a decade since companies began talking about the dream of a truly “ demand-driven ” supply chain. It’s been 10 years since companies began striving to create “demand-driven” supply chains. Teradyne – Managing Demand: How Agility Replaces Predictability.

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Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #3 Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility

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Demand management General News Supply chain management Business Business intelligence Enterprise resource planning (ERP) ERP Friday Lead time Manufacturing Sales and operations planning Supply chain by John Westerveld. Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility.

The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains

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But, we continue to see the trend as a sales and/or a demand planning issue; something where we need better visibility to real time demand or a finer cut of demand signals. In essence, the consumer is putting a postponement demand on the brand.

The Supply Chain “Change” Dilemma!

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Demand management General News Inventory management Supply chain collaboration Supply chain management Aaron African time Alex Grey Artificial intelligence Canada Collaborative poetry Collective intelligence Organizational culture Peter Senge Systems thinking

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Overcoming the Challenges to Achieving End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

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Demand management Gartner Supply Chain Managment General News Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply chain management Accenture Alibaba Arizona State University Big data Bloomberg Businessweek Business operations Gartner Supply chain White paper

Remembering: Turning Visibility into Possibility by Don Gaspari, NCR at Kinexions

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Demand management General News Inventory management Response Management Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply chain management by Melissa Clow As we countdown the days until Kinexions (18 days!). I’m remembering our fascinating customer videos.

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Supply Chain Planning – Graduating From Demand Forecasting 101

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The study divides the SCP market into four application functionality areas, one of which is demand management. Demand management applications offer a comprehensive set of functionality. They are used to organize, structure, manage and perform analysis on a large amount of data that is typically too unwieldy for spreadsheets. Statistics Supply Chain Planning demand forecasting Demand Management statistics

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #4 Making key decisions by modelling the supply chain in Excel

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Companies that are forced to use Excel to manage large swaths of their advanced supply chain planning. by John Westerveld Reason #4 Making key decisions by modelling the supply chain in Excel.

Supply Chain Professionals Speak on Delivering Better Business Outcomes with Kinaxis

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Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory.

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Reason #5 Not having a supply chain risk management process. Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory. Those of you that manage inventories know how hard it can be to get the quantities just right. Inventory Management is a large and changing topic.

Will the Internet of Things (IoT) Help Eliminate Information Latency and Deficiency in Supply Planning?

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A multitude of challenges are emerging from a rapidly evolving supply & demand environment that warrant a fresh look at planning – really to assess the level of entropy ! Demand management General News Inventory management Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply chain management

On-demand Recording of Purposeful Collaboration: What It Could Mean for Your S&OP Process

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Demand management General News Inventory management Milesahead Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply Chain Events Supply chain management by Melissa Clow.

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What the Analysts Are Saying About…A&D Supply Chains

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Best practices Demand management General News Supply chain collaboration Supply chain management Aerospace Kinaxis Lockheed Martin Manufacturing Sales and operations planning Supply chain Supply Chain Insights by Bill DuBois.

Teradyne – Managing Demand: How Agility Replaces Predictability – SupplyChainBrain & Kinaxis Video Series

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With consumer markets more volatile and unpredictable than ever before, companies need to make up for a lack of forecast accuracy with supply chains that can rapidly respond to changing demand , says Chris Vosse, business systems analyst with Teradyne.

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Live Webcast: Continuous S&OP for Life Sciences – Breaking the Mold

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Demand management General News Inventory management Milesahead Supply Chain Events Abbott Laboratories Alan Lepofsky American Horror Story Anaplan Business process Cell Therapeutics CNOOC Limited Eastern Time Zone Kinaxis Supply chain by Melissa Clow.

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Qualcomm: What’s Wrong With Traditional S&OP? – SupplyChainBrain & Kinaxis Video Series

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By the time you get in front of the management team, that data has already changed,” Beveridge says. They focus on the state of the company’s supply and demand balance , with an eye toward making “immediate course changes” if necessary.

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Avaya & Accenture – Supply Chains of the Future: Where Will We Get the Talent? SupplyChainBrain & Kinaxis Video Series

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Companies have been investing in supply-chain technology for 20 years or more – yet many are still far from the goal of creating global, demand-driven networks. Demand is more volatile than ever, Green notes. Teradyne – Managing Demand: How Agility Replaces Predictability.

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Elephant in the Room: Thoughts on Metrics That Matter in Semiconductor and Hard Disk Drives

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The ‘bullwhip effect’ certainly plays a role here, creating wide fluctuations (over and under) of supply and demand – due to disorganization, lack of communication or miscommunication, incorrect demand information, etc. by CJ Wehlage.