Demand Management’s Partner in Crime – Central Planning


Arguably the two most important core components of managing the supply chain or demand-supply network are demand management (DM) and Central Planning (CP). Demand Management’s Partner in Crime – Central Planning was first posted on May 12, 2020 at 8:05 am. ©2017 CP is sometimes referred to as master planning or supply planning. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

Demand Management Best Practices


Is demand management illusively complex? Here's a look at some best practices in demand management and characterization. Demand Management Best Practices was first posted on May 24, 2018 at 8:02 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement.

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Who Should Own the Demand Management Process?


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


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. As more data enters the system, the system becomes more intelligent and the data becomes more manageable and subsequently, easier to interpret.

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


by Alexa Cheater Our partner Celestica recently published the following article, ‘ Are you keeping your demand management process honest? ’ Lange, Director of Demand Planning and S&OP Services at Celestica, examines forecast accuracy and the main components of a demand management measurement tool and process. You also need measurement and accuracy reports to determine the effectiveness of the entire demand management process. Data Management.

My Take: Let’s Admit Seven Demand Management Mistakes of the Last Decade

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Within an organization, the words “Demand Planning” stir emotions. Seldom do we find a team excited about demand planning. After two decades of process and technology refinement, excellence in demand management still eludes supply chain teams. They want to improve demand planning, but they remain skeptical that they can ever be successful in improving the process. Supply Chain Management (SCM) concepts are now thirty-years old.

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. Finn-Tack invited Barloworld Supply Chain Software (SCS) to evaluate the future requirements of the company with a view of implementing a robust inventory and demand management solution capable of delivering significant inventory reductions across all of its warehouses.

Ann Grackin: Is the Crisis in Demand Management Being Exacerbated by Spreadsheet Dependency?


Demand management has always been at the top of supply chain professionals’ list of challenges. All these moves have added complexity to the demand planning challenge. Against this backdrop, it is interesting that many companies still depend on spreadsheets for demand planning and S&OP , as noted in the recent survey by APICS ( see Are Spreadsheets the Answer , SC Digest, September 2013 ).

The Future of Demand Planning Systems Move From Forecast Entry to AI-Powered Integrated Demand Management — Key for S&OP Success

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Accurate demand forecasting is vital to an agile and efficient supply chain capable of responding to today’s rapidly changing markets. […]. The post The Future of Demand Planning Systems <br><h4>Move From Forecast Entry to AI-Powered Integrated Demand Management — Key for S&OP Success</h4> appeared first on o9 Solutions.

Using AI & ML in Retail Supply Chain Planning

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Companies like Amazon, Walmart, Alibaba, and Zara are leading the path in the use of technology and advanced analytics in managing supply chains. Business Intelligence Demand Management Replenishment Artificial Intelligence forecasting Machine Learning replenishment

Is Your Demand Management Process Keeping Up with Innovation?

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Companies must constantly innovate to keep up with and satisfy fast-changing consumer demand. Is your demand management process adequately supporting this innovation requirement? Demand management as a discipline has been around for a long time, as have computer systems used to forecast demand. They were originally designed to keep factories humming, pumping out those products most in demand. Demand Management Featured S&OP

Invest in Supply Chain Management Technology: Efficiency Assessment


When and how to invest in supply chain management technology is a critical question for all firms that is not a one-time question, but ongoing. Invest in Supply Chain Management Technology: Efficiency Assessment was first posted on September 18, 2020 at 11:49 am. ©2017

Apparel and footwear: At what point is missed sales better than excess inventory?


In adidas’s recent earnings call, CEO Kasper Rorsted warned that adidas would miss its 2019 growth target because its supply chain was unable to meet the huge demand for its mid-priced apparel, especially in North America. Shouldn’t it be ok to build inventory in anticipation of demand surges, and then apply promotions to work through the excess? General News Supply chain management consumer demand Demand forecasting Demand management Supply chain inventory management

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

Invest in Supply Chain Management Technology: Survival and Ability to Respond to Emerging Challenges


When and how to invest in supply chain management technology is a critical question for all firms that is not a one-time question but ongoing. This blog will observe the real business value is “survival and responsiveness” and elaborate on the challenges with this evaluation.

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. Sensing of markets and the translation of channel demand into an accurate demand signal for the company is the foundational principle of market-driven processes. Today’s demand processes are inside-out.

How demand planning can quench our thirst for beer


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.

Indiana Jones and the supply chain bullwhip effect


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.

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


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. In fact, it is common for supply chain management executives to cite “planning errors” as the greatest obstacle they face to achieving their goals and objectives. How predictable is the demand?

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

Demand Sensing

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Top Reasons Organizations are Upgrading their Demand Sensing Capabilities. Demand Management Solutions. Demand Planning. Demand Management Solutions. Demand Management Solutions. Marketing and Promotions Management. Demand Sensing.

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


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. Today, companies are “realizing that perhaps it’s not quite as short a journey as we thought it would be,” says Roddy Martin, managing director of Accenture Supply Chain Strategies. The push for demand-driven supply chains has to come from the top.

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


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. I’ve always believed it’s too unfair to compare a life science supply chain (whose primary goal is to save lives) against a consumer electronic supply chain (whose primary goal are to manage profitability across the drug lifecycle). . Demand and supply volatility makes the supply chain “tough”.

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. Shifting demand increases cost and complexity while shaping demand increases market share or baseline forecast demand for the product. Demand for products/services is not unlimited. A Focus on Demand Flows.

The Supply Chain “Change” Dilemma!


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 by Prasad Satyavolu Trevor Miles and I have been having a healthy discussion on the Internet of Things and how these technology changes are shaping the way we work.

The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains


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. They understand what options make up the end product, so they demand “deals” on these options (such as memory on a PC). In essence, the consumer is putting a postponement demand on the brand. by CJ Wehlage What would you say is the next great disruption coming to our supply chain world?

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


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. Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money.

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


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


Companies that are forced to use Excel to manage large swaths of their advanced supply chain planning. Demand management General News Inventory management Response Management Supply chain collaboration Supply chain management Enterprise resource planning (ERP) Excel Manufacturing Microsoft Excel Reason (magazine) Sales & Operations Planning Supply chain Visibility

Demand Planning Breaks Down During Recessions

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Demand planning is difficult in these circumstances. The post Demand Planning Breaks Down During Recessions appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Demand Management demand planningBonds had a yield curve inversion on August 14th. This often often signals a recession within about 14 months. This article discusses how supply chain teams can do better in these circumstances.

Supply Chain Professionals Speak on Delivering Better Business Outcomes with Kinaxis


Best practices Control tower Demand management General News Inventory management Miscellanea Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply chain collaboration Supply chain management Anne Bassett Apple Inc. by Melissa Clow I wanted to share this video compilation of several supply chain professionals that we have interviewed over the years.

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


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. Operations is going full out building anticipation inventory for Product A because Product A’s demand always goes up this time of year. Inventory Management is a large and changing topic.

Taking the mystery out of the rapid growth of COVID19 and the purpose of social distancing – some basics for Octogenarians


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


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. Are you looking for some reading material to pass the time on your next flight? Even if you’re not you should check out Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter.