Demand Planning


What is a demand plan? Demand planning tells you how much inventory you can expect to sell, down to the regional level. Demand planning helps identify potential expansions to your product line or supply, as well as potential threats to your sales.

Demand Planning Breaks Down During Recessions

Logistics Viewpoints

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.

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Thanksgiving Causes Logistics Headaches

Logistics Viewpoints

Thanksgiving is also a time for logistics headaches. But there are a number of other areas that can result in logistics headaches as well. Feast Logistics Headaches […]. The post Thanksgiving Causes Logistics Headaches appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Trends Supply Chain Visibility Uncategorized blockchain demand planning logistics headaches supply chain management

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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.

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

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.

Where, Oh Where Should Demand Planning Go? – Part 4 of 4

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. If they are directing the demand planning team, forecasts could be biased high.

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.

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.

Untangling the Complexities of Demand Forecasting

ModusLink Corporation

Whether facing a major product launch or compiling standard monthly forecasts, the accuracy of demand forecasts is crucial. Apple, despite its affinity for releasing limited amounts of its highly demanded new devices […].

Observations on Artificial Intelligence in the Supply Chain Market


Machine Learning has been used to improve demand forecasting since the early 2000s. Demand Planning applications rely on a series of algorithms to take historical shipment data and turn it into a forecast. Artificial Intelligence for Supply Chain Planning. Demand Plannin

Supply Chain Wars: Episode V – The Corporation Strikes Back


Supply Chain Episode IV – A New Hope discussed the need for “Continuous Planning” and why it is the ultimate new supply chain weapon. PLM provides productivity improvements to every area involved in developing, planning, acquiring, making, and delivering a product.

Halloween Supply Chain Ghost Stories


According to a recent survey by the National Retail Federation, 64% of Americans plan to take part in Halloween activities this year, with each spending an average of $74.34 Miscellanea Supply chain management Demand planning Halloween Logistics

The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Logistics, Manufacturing, Procurement, Sales and Marketing — these functional groups, for the most part, continue to operate independently from each other, each driven by their own objectives and metrics. Break down your supply chain functional silos. This advice is not new.

Recognizing Culture at the 2020 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards

Demand Solutions

But what if I told you that establishing supply chain planning and procurement processes also helps your company's culture, would you believe me? Tim was recognized for his exceptional leadership of the supply chain planning and procurement processes teams.

Making Scents of Demand Planning

Inbound Logistics

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

What Happens After the Holiday Fulfillment Fun is Over?


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Let the Holiday Shopping Madness Begin!


Material Handling & Logistics reports frantic shoppers should have no difficulty elbowing their way through the crowds and getting their hands on perfect presents for everyone on their list. Miscellanea Demand planning Logistics Supply chain

Schneider Electric: A Global Vision of Supply-Chain Excellence – SupplyChainBrain & Kinaxis Video Series


Three years ago, with partner Kinaxis, the company kicked off an effort to integrate its sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes worldwide. It allows forecasts to be shared across disciplines, leading to a consensus throughout the company in the critical area of demand planning.

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Applying Lean 6 Sigma Principles to the Supply Chain


As Director of Logistics and Planning, part of my responsibilities were to manage our relationships with outsourced manufacturing partners including quality. Fifteen years ago there were few resources to help apply lean principles to supply chain planning.

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It’s Turkey Time!


Let’s take a look at what needs to be the first stop on this delicious gravy train – an accurate demand forecast. Producers need to ensure they have enough birds to meet demand. Appropriate contingency plans will also need to be in place in case of unexpected delays or issues.

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Leveraging Your Planning Capabilities to Help with the Capacity Crunch


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7 Ways to Woo Consumers with a Sustainable Supply Chain

ModusLink Corporation

Sustainable Supply Chains Sourcing corporate social responsibility Demand Planning logistics reverse logistics supply chain sustainabilityWhen it comes to positioning business for success, today’s brands must look beyond a traditional go-to-market strategy.

Data Science and Supply Chain: It’s a Match!


In today’s supply chain management systems, machine learning algorithms implemented by data scientists are used at every step of the strategic planning process. This includes production planning, procurement planning, and goes all the way up to demand planning.

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Nimble Storage Inc. – End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility: Dream or Reality? SupplyChainBrain & Kinaxis Video Series


Sagar Nadgouda, service logistics manager with Nimble Storage Inc., offers his view on how far companies have come in crafting supply chains that are truly transparent and demand-driven. Efforts to create demand-driven networks remain underdeveloped, although the potential is high.

Procurement Logistics: What Is It & Where Do Logistics Providers Fit In?


Although procurement logistics might sound like it involves the purchasing of manufactured products , it is much more involved. The Definition of Procurement Logistics. The simplest way to think of procurement logistics is the procurement of materials needed to manufacture products. According to DHL , procurement logistics includes obtaining the following necessities: Raw materials. Where Do Logistics Providers Come Into Play With Procurement Logistics?

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


They’ll walk into the local department store, fill their carts with paper towel, clothes and cookies never taking a moment to ponder the supply logistics required to get those products into their cart. Why was the order not increased to meet the increased demand?

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.

Manufacturing ERP Plays a Key Role for Sustainability


And, many of these companies utilize Enterprise Resource Planning ( ERP ) to boost production efficiency, better coordinate demand and supply, track waste, and strive for more sustainability and effectiveness.

Dissecting the iPhone X Supply Chain

ModusLink Corporation

Manufacturing to Market logistics supply chain forecasting Demand Planning iPhone XOn the eve of Apple’s most important iPhone launch in recent years, the iPhone’s supply chain shortages and delivery delays continue to make headlines.

FMCG: Costs and Supply Chain Excellence

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I enquired about the logistics of delivering people, arms, ammunition and machines to the right place at the right time. Getting bullets to the front and keeping up the supply lines must be an incredible logistical task which simply cannot fail.

Getting Production Scheduling Right


As we discussed in our recent Supply Chain webinar, this is not an easy task if you have a lot of fluctuating demand and uncertainty in your production process. Every business wants to achieve the optimal mix of customer service, smallest logistics cost and inventory carrying cost.

Supply Chain Management:Demand Planning in CPG industry.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. « The Upcoming 2011 Holiday Buying Season will again Test Retailer MCO and Supply Chain Capabilities | Main | Factors Influencing Delivery Address Amendment » Demand Planning in CPG industry - Practising the Best Practices. First best practice is to set up the formal demand planning process in the organization. Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting (59). About Us.

Why is Demand Forecasting important for effective Supply Chain Management?


Demand forecasting forms an essential component of the supply chain process. While demand forecasting is undeniably important, it’s also one of the most difficult aspects of supply chain planning. Why is Demand Forecasting important for effective Supply Chain Management? It’s the driver for almost all supply chain related decisions. was first posted on September 18, 2018 at 11:58 am. ©2017

This Week in Logistics News (June 11-15, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Home Depot Sets $1.2 Capstone Logistics acquires LoadDelivered, Logistical Labs (CCJ). This Week in News AI Amazon Capstone Logistics Depeche Mode drones Home Depot J.B.