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

Supply Chain Shaman

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.

Finn-Tack implements inventory and demand management solution

Supply Chain Movement

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. It also has a further four warehouses in The Netherlands, North America, Russia, and in Finland.

Roberto Crippa: “If you try to manage new business with old rules you fail”

Supply Chain Movement

They are very sophisticated and demanding. The business is getting tougher as more and more professional buyers at Customer’s site are managing procurement and purchasing. 1) Demand Management (demand forecasting, scarcity management and part of sales back office).

Italy 101

Why demand sensing is value-based performance management

The Network Effect

Layering a demand sensing capability onto the overall demand management process will generate significant improvements to a company’s core KPI’s. Revenue will improve given the ability to sense and react to changes in demand and capturing additional sales.

KPI 180

Trust, But Verify

Supply Chain Shaman

In Figure 1, we outline some of the satisfaction rates with demand planning and S&OP software. The effectiveness of supply planning and production planning software is even lower than S&OP and Demand Planning. Forecasting/Demand Planning.

10 Best Inventory Book for All Experience Levels

Supply Chain Opz

Inventory Management Overview Many people think inventory management is a clerical task but they're absolutely wrong. And the 10 Best Inventory Book for All Experience Levels are listed as below, 1) Essentials of Inventory Management by Max Muller (Basic Inventory Control) 2) Inventory Accuracy: People, Processes, & Technology by David J. Clive (Material Management) 5) RFID For Dummies by Patrick J. What inventory book can help you to cut inventory costs?

Why ERP can’t provide a single version of the truth for your supply chain

The Network Effect

In most cases best of breed “plug in” demand management or logistics applications are required to extend order visibility into both warehousing and transportation activities. Supply Chain Management Visibility supply chain management visibilityKarl Baron/Flickr.

The future of supply chain is… industry operating network backbones?

The Network Effect

This in-transit inventory can be tracked as being held in a ‘moving warehouse’ and is used to plan customer order fulfilment, enabling deliveries to be planned with the customer. This streamlined approach increases visibility, enabling an improved delivery management service to the customer.

Lean Inventory: Using Lean Initiatives To Manage Inventory


What is Lean Inventory Management? More firms are implementing lean inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and have more time to focus on their customers. What is Lean Inventory Management? Attributes of Lean Inventory Management.

Lean 342

What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When I began my career there was no such thing as “Supply Chain Management” Supply Chain was not a title to be found anywhere on any organization chart. So what exactly is the definition of “Supply Chain Management”? Subscribe Here! Email Address.

What Is Demand Sensing and Why Supply Chain Executives Need to Know More

Veridian Solutions

Understanding more about the needs and wants of customers can help supply chain leaders make informed decisions, improve inventory management, and increase profitability. However, what is demand sensing? Failures in the supply chain derive from problems in supply and demand management.

Using Lean to Manage Inventory!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What is Lean Inventory Management? More firms are implementing lean inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and have more time to focus on their customers. What is Lean Inventory Management? Attributes of Lean Inventory Management.

Lean 68

Will the Downturn Signal an Upturn?

Supply Chain Shaman

Demand redefined. As the markets plummet, it is time to remind ourselves that demand is not a forecast. The supply chain needs to respond to market demand and consumer sentiment. Shifts in market demand and the response to volatility define winners and losers. Volatility.

3 Ways the Right Software Can Streamline Your Supply Chain Processes

My Office Apps

3 Ways the Right Software Can Streamline Your Supply Chain Processes Supply chain management can be a very complex task due to the volatile nature of the many factors you may need to deal with. But you can’t automate without having a good way to manage and track your inventory.

Managing Inventory in the Age of Grocery Delivery and Curbside Pickup


Grocery stores and big box stores are faced with the need to constantly evolve to meet growing consumer demand for near instant and effortless fulfillment. Due to this increase in demand, managing inventory can be a challenge, but consumer interest in these services makes it a necessity.

Introducing the Demand Solutions Supply Chain Blog

Demand Solutions

And so we’re announcing the launch of the Demand Solutions blog. We’re here to stay – just like the Demand Solutions supply chain planning software platform. In case you’re not familiar with Demand Management, allow me to provide some background.

The Ever-So-Demanding Demand Planner….

Supply Chain Nation

Yes, for those of us who have a heritage in demand management, we are used to being called “demanding.” Demand planners act as the centralized hub to sort through this input and update the forecast accordingly. Analytics Big Data Supply Chain Demand 360 demand planner

Tools 77

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations. Analysis of case study is certainly one of the most popular methods for people from business management background.

The Pressure is Rising for CPG Companies to Improve Order Delivery Performance

Aera Technology

Manufacturers are facing SKU proliferation to go to new markets and to answer consumer demand for more personalized products. Supply chain managers are able to make faster, more informed decisions to correct a problem before it cascades into a disaster.

Demand and Fulfillment Blocking & Tackling: Part 5 – Knowledge Is Power

Supply Chain Nation

Let me remind you of some names for those: double-handling, overstocking, out-of-stock, late shipments, and unplanned external warehousing. Demand planning has become a matter of utmost importance for supply chains all over the world, just for the reasons stated above. Strong and agile supply chains have built state-of-the-art fulfillment processes, distribution centers and shipping capabilities to serve demand. Supply Chain Management

What is SCM and Why is it Important?

Oracle SCM

The acronym SCM stands for supply chain management. Today, SCM systems are critical to businesses of all sizes and in all industries for managing their day to day operations. The Supply Chain Management Evolution. Join our Oracle Supply Chain Management group on LinkedIn.

SCM 125

Reduce Lead Time in Your Global Supply Chain with Lean Thinking

Material Handling & Logistics

Many companies try to overcome this problem using ERP systems, demand management tools and other advanced software. Leveling your demand. Long lead times are the cause of many of the problems that plague supply chains.

Lean 88

A Contrarian View – Embracing Ship-from-Store is Bad for Business

Supply Chain Nation

Ship-from-store adds cost and complexity, eroding margins and taking store associates out of their selling role and making them into warehouse workers. It is a good tool to have from an exception management standpoint.