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The Importance of Demand Planning

Logility

With increasing frequency, I have noticed blog posts touting the position that ‘demand planning is dead.’ Their solution: by sensing and reacting to customer demand at the point of purchase there is no longer a need for projecting demand based on history.

Theory & Practice (Demand Planning)

The Network Effect

In supply chain planning there are many theories. Consider Forecasting, or Demand Planning as an example. I don’t know about you but I’ve been awfully impressed with the theories I hear a variety of experts talking about when it comes to demand planning.

The ‘Secret Sauce’ to Improving Demand Planning

Arkieva

How do you get the sense of what works for demand planning? Related Webinar: How to Use Predictive Analytics to Drive Sales & Delight Your Customers ] Improving Demand Planning. The ‘secret sauce’ concept to demand planning is a little bit trickier.

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Operations Planning. Software Sales & Operations Planning Industry Report 2 About AIMMS AIMMS is a forward thinking platform provider democratizing the. Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated. plan based on sales forecasts.

Is Statistical Forecasting Making Your Demand Plan Better or Worse?

CHAINalytics

By Pekka Hakkinen | Principal | Chainalytics Demand planning is the first and perhaps most-important planning phase in any end-to-end sales and operations planning (S&OP) process. But the demand planning phase is typically the most challenging, since … The post Is Statistical Forecasting Making Your Demand Plan Better or Worse?

When Demand Planning Goes Wrong: Lessons Learned from United Airlines Overbooking Issue

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What demand planning lessons can we learn from the recent United Airlines Overbooking Issue? When Demand Planning Goes Wrong: Lessons Learned from United Airlines Overbooking Issue was first posted on April 17, 2017 at 11:10 am. ©2017

Where, Oh Where Should Demand Planning Go?

Supply Chain Nation

Now that we’ve established that forecasting is important , you know what your demand planning organization is going to do and how you plan to structure it , here we’ll address where to put it. Demand planning can work well within a number of organizations as long as they can be incented, connected appropriately and can manage the group well. If they are directing the demand planning team, forecasts could be biased high.

Arkieva COO Shapes Discussion on Demand Planning in the Bioscience & Pharmaceutical Industries

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Changing market conditions makes demand planning in the bioscience and pharmaceutical industries highly critical. More accurate demand planning and forecasting is required for achieving overall business objectives in the areas of growth and operational efficiency.

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Operations Planning. Software Sales & Operations Planning Industry Report 2 About AIMMS AIMMS is a forward thinking platform provider democratizing the. Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated. plan based on sales forecasts.

Should My Organization Have a Demand Planning Group?

Supply Chain Nation

As supply chains get more complex in response to omni-channel pressures, most companies are realizing the ever-increasing importance of having one quality view of demand across functions. The demand plan drives the supply chain in many companies, so your demand planning organization not only needs to be expert at using the latest forecasting tools, they’ll need to be able to collaborate with many parts of your company to bring key business intelligence insights needed into the demand plan.

Why Demand Planning Matters

ModusLink Corporation

You may have seen that this week ModusLink launched our Enhanced Planning and Integrated Collaboration tool, EPIC. The post Why Demand Planning Matters appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions.

Structuring Your Demand Planning Group to Make its Greatest Contribution

Supply Chain Nation

Whether you are contemplating creating a demand planning group within your company, or questioning whether your current demand planning is as functional as possible, Part 2 of this 4-part series is aimed to help you navigate the hurdles of structuring your organization and its supported processes, so as to ensure your demand planning group is established and organized for its greatest chance of success. Demand Planning Supported Processes.

Update on Forecasting vs. Demand Planning

Supply Chain Action Blog

Often, the terms, “forecasting” and “demand planning”, are used interchangeably. . As a component of demand planning, forecasting is necessary, but not sufficient. Demand planning is that process by which a business anticipates market requirements. . High volume, high variability will be difficult to forecast and may require a sophisticated approach to safety stock planning.

The 5 Promises of Demand Planning: Does Your Current Software Solution Deliver?

Take Supply Chain

This is why Demand Planning – or business forecasting – is essential to the survival of supply chain organizations. In other words, one missing data set can skew Demand Planning forecasts for the next five years. Increased business plan stability.

A Five-Step Approach to Effective Demand Planning Implementation

Arkieva

Good handling of market demand data is one of the most vital concepts in any supply chain. The correct management of demand information can greatly influence the level of integration and responsiveness, and has a direct impact on customer service and inventory levels.

The 5 Promises of Demand Planning: Does Your Current Software Solution Deliver?

Take Supply Chain

This is why Demand Planning – or business forecasting – is essential to the survival of supply chain organizations. In other words, one missing data set can skew Demand Planning forecasts for the next five years. Increased business plan stability.

Cross Purposes: Does demand planning belong with merchandising or supply chain?

The Network Effect

Then I proceeded to describe the differences in skill sets, business relationships and aptitudes between a Demand Planner and a Supply Planner. Who does the Demand Planning group report to?”. So should the Demand Planning function reside within Merchandising or Supply Chain?

Demand Planning Survey Shines Light on Supply Chain Attitudes

Logility

Is Demand Planning just a stepping stone? Dan Gilmore at Supply Chain Digest has some interesting survey numbers that may light a fire under some demand planning teams. Let us know how your organization values its planning function.

Building A Demand Planning Group: Roles and Skillsets to Consider

Supply Chain Nation

Once you’ve decided your company will create a demand planning group and have determined what processes your organization will support , you can decide how to structure and staff it. As discussed in Part 2, there may be other functions combined with demand planning in your group. Technical/forecasting: This role requires a great understanding of the forecasting algorithms, parameters and reporting supporting the demand planning organization.

Demand Planning Survey Shines Light on Supply Chain Attitudes

Logility

Is Demand Planning just a stepping stone? Dan Gilmore at Supply Chain Digest has some interesting survey numbers that may light a fire under some demand planning teams. Let us know how your organization values its planning function.

Who Loves Ya?? Demand Planning or Supply Planning? (Part 1)

Blue Ridge

A few of us were sitting around discussing possible article topics for future issues of “View From The Ridge” when I was challenged by a fellow Blue Ridger to write something about the differences between Demand Planning and Supply Planning. Demand Planning or Supply Planning?”.

Can Demand Segmentation Improve Your Statistical Forecast?

Arkieva

Imagine a demand planner working with 10,000 unique combinations. Can Demand Segmentation Improve Your Statistical Forecast? Demand Planning demand planning and forecasting demand planning methods demand planning pdf demand planning process flow difference between demand planning and forecasting

A Demand Plan Sanity Check: Five Best Practices

Supply Chain Action Blog

There is a process that is fast becoming a necessary and key component of both demand planning and sales and operations planning. I have heard it described as “forecastability”and “demand curve analysis”, among other terms, but, here, I will call it a “Demand Plan Sanity Check” or DPSC for short. Respecting statistical realities also means reflecting seasonality and cyclical demand in addition to month-to-month variations.

Demand Planning Survey Shines Light on Supply Chain Attitudes

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Who Loves Ya? Demand Planning or Supply Planning? (Part 2)

Blue Ridge

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the differences between Demand Planning and Supply Planning and explored the foundation of Supply Chain Management. Demand Planning continued: Advanced Seasonality. Daily Demand Forecast Profile. Jim Klekamp.

Leveraging Weather Intelligence to Gain a Competitive Edge in Demand Planning

Supply Chain Nation

Optimizing the Customer Experience with Weather Intelligence and Demand Planning. As consumers shop online and offline, their demands and expectations for personalization and fulfillment have gone through the roof. Consumers are driving a very powerful shift and are very demanding, making it much more complicated for retailers to optimize the customer experience. Weather Corrected = Better Demand Perspective.

Who Loves Ya? Demand Planning or Supply Planning? (Part 3)

Blue Ridge

we tackled the giant Elephant in the Room: What exactly is the difference between Demand Planning and Supply Planning? It’s all about managing the Customer Forecast (Demand Planning) and the Inventory Supply (Supply Planning). Daily Demand Forecast Profile.

SAPInsider SCM 2017: Two Demand Planning Sessions That You Shouldn’t Miss

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To make the most out the SAPInsider SCM 2017 event, it’s imperative that event attendees plan to attend both product driven and strategy sessions that come with practical applications on how to improve current supply chain processes and optimize SAP IT investments.

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Four Demand Planning Resolutions for 2017

CHAINalytics

In the current environment of proliferating product portfolios and increasing demand volatility, there is a great deal riding on getting the forecast right. EST, as they present … The post Four Demand Planning Resolutions for 2017 appeared first on Chainalytics.

Chainalytics Responds to Market Demand with Upgrade to Demand Planning Intelligence Service

CHAINalytics

The post Chainalytics Responds to Market Demand with Upgrade to Demand Planning Intelligence Service appeared first on Chainalytics.

Demand Planning – Wrong vs. Right

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

If you feel offended because your company has an ERP system in its portfolio, then … Continue reading → Demand planning Wrong vs. Right demand planning

Forecasting: Let’s Start by Asking the Right Questions

Supply Chain Shaman

Since SAP is not investing in improving the depth of their solutions for planning, we are looking for a new solution. “ I have been mapping the process for end-to-end planning. Most consultants don’t know what they don’t know about planning. Ten calls.

Different Strokes for Different Folks (to Yield Better Results?)?

Supply Chain Shaman

Disruption in supply chain planning is happening. We are on a path to reinvent decision-support technologies like supply chain planning. They were very proud of their work in planning with a number of pharmaceutical manufacturers. The life of a demand planner is tough.

Santa & Opening Presents - S&OP Putting Elves in their place

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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Making Scents of Demand Planning

Inbound Logistics

Bedoukian Research improves forecasting, demand planning, inventory management, and logistics processes with the help of Smart Software