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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.

How Do Key Market Trends Impact Your Demand Planning?

Demand Solutions

That’s exactly what I thought of The Hackett Group’s recent article, “ Demand Planning Optimization – Three Key Steps to Unlocking the True Value of Your Supply Chain.” Know key market trends and their impact on the quality of demand planning.

4 Ways Sonus Improved Demand Planning and Reduced Inventory by 20%

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Struggling with the reality of not being able to easily consolidate data, global telecommunications company Sonus Networks was dealing with delays in understanding the impact of changes to its supply chain plans.

Why Demand Planning Matters

Value Unchained

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.

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?

The ‘Secret Sauce’ to Improving Demand Planning


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.

A Five-Step Approach to Effective Demand Planning Implementation


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.

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


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

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.

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.

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Four Demand Planning Resolutions for 2017


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.

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

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dear Mr. K Ite, Christmas Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning

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


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.

50 Shades of Demand Planning

Supply Chain Movement

How much basic instinct do you allow your Demand Planner? A common misconception about demand planning is that it can mostly be automated by IT systems without needing much human involvement. What on earth does this have to do with Demand Planning you might very well ask?

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?”.

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.

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

The Key to More Effective Demand Planning: Stop Using Your Gut

River Logic

All of this has not stopped some executives and demand planners from using the “tried-and-true” method of human intuition. Demand Planning

A Better Way to Approach Forecast Accuracy Improvements


By Jaime Reints | Director, Demand Planning Intelligence Consortium (DPIC) | Chainalytics Forecasting demand can be one of the more difficult parts of managing an effective supply chain.

Demand Planning Survey Shines Light on Supply Chain Attitudes


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.

FMCG Planning: If you like chocolate, now is the time!

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Christmas Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Supply Chain AnalyticsOvereaten chocolate during the holidays but still want some more? Get yourself and a large blue IKEA bag down to your local supermarket as chocolate is heavily discounted.

Supply Chain Analytics: The birth of a new Dawn, or Daniel

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

CEO Forecasting & Demand Planning Supply Chain Analytics ITAnyone expecting their first child has probably been told by a gloating-doting grandparent-to be that their lives are about to change dramatically.

Nokia’s Johannes Giloth about bringing demand planning to board level

Supply Chain Movement

The volume of data is exploding, likewise the demand for real-time communication which will require different hardware and software solutions. As senior vice president operations, I am the business owner of all operations from demand planning to execution, procurement to manufacturing.

Supply Chain Is at Its Best When You Can’t See It

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Moving a package from point A to B is simple enough… compared to other supply chain companies, such as a pharma company that needs to accurately forecast demand for a new drug which can be extremely expensive, manufacturing the product, and in some cases, worrying about expiration.

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.

Netsuite Expands Cloud-Based Inventory Management with New Demand Planning Capabilities

Supply Chain Network

NYSE: N), the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today (June 7th) announced that the company has extended its cloud -based business management suite with new demand planning features. Leveraging NetSuite’s integrated business management suite, NetSuite’s new demand planning bridges the gap between the front-office and back-office ? allowing companies to tightly align sales forecasts with inventory replenishment plans.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

Consultants make money on IT ERP single instance deployments and they make more money on the implementation of SAP APO versus best-of-breed advanced planning deployments. Insights on Defining Global Planning Processes. For most, while planning solution deployments, are under utilized.

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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

Seven Mistakes to Avoid in Sales and Operations Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is important to building value chain agility and improving enterprise performance. Agility is the ability to have the same performance in cost, quality, and customer service given a level of demand and supply volatility.)

Supply Chain – regular IT to Supply Chain Analytics

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Performance Improvement ERP/SAP Forecasting & Demand Planning Supply Chain AnalyticsI am an App-free zone. I have to admit I am not a big App fan but at least I now know what an App is after a lengthy period of ignorant denial.

What is a Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR), and Do You Actually Need One?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Endless email chains, revision after revision of all those Excel spreadsheets, countless hours spent importing and exporting data to and from various enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Implement a supply chain planning (SCP) system of record (SOR) of course!

How Will Pokémon Go Shape Real-World Demand?

Supply Chain @ MIT

The mobile game Pokémon Go could be part of future Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) meetings. The next stage of its rapid growth could include commercial tie ups that generate traffic for retailers and hence stimulate consumer demand for their products.

UK NHS Supply Chain: bed-busting benefits of patient SKUs

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

SKU FMCG Dave Jordan Forecasting & Demand Planning IT InformationSome time ago I looked at the often dreadful customer service offered by FMCG and Telecoms companies in CEE. Of course, this avoidable malaise is not restricted to that part of the world.

Forecast Accuracy: Keep Your Demand Management Process Honest

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.