Demand Planning

SupplyPike

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.

From Excel to State-of-art Demand Planning Solution

DynaSys

I have just completed a new demand planning project. Before the project, they were using Excel to forecast and plan their business. They have over 60,000 items manufactured at many sites across the world and serve several thousand customers. Project success!!

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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.

Get your demand planning and forecasting game on

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Outplay your competition with a smarter, stronger demand planning strategy. Customer demands are changing. So why isn’t your demand planning strategy? You’ll be better equipped to meet shifting demand. Supply chain management Demand plannin

Balancing Demand Planning & Same-Day Shipping

IQMS

Calibration Technologies balances increased demand for cold food, medical and pharmaceutical storage in response to the proliferation of COVID-19. Today, the Columbia, MO-based company is a leading manufacturer of gas detection equipment for industrial facilities.

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.

LIXIL Partners with o9 Solutions to deploy AI enabled Demand planning

o9 Solutions

This article has also been published on Business Wire o9 Solutions today announced that LIXIL in the Americas, pioneer of water and housing products across brands including American Standard, GROHE and DXV, will deploy the next-generation AI-enabled o9 platform for 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.

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.

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.

Manufacturing? Don't Forget Demand Planning

StockTrim

If you want to run a sustainable, sophisticated and profitable manufacturing business that’s renowned for its customer service and delivering excellent products quickly, then you can’t neglect or under-invest in inventory demand planning

Manufacturing ERP Plays a Key Role for Sustainability

QAD

While consumer products manufacturers previously led the way for sustainable manufacturing practices, a growing number of manufacturers in other sectors are treating sustainability as an important operational objective to increase global competitiveness.

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.

5 Tips for Supply Chain Planning in a Turbulent Environment

CHAINalytics

Almost every company is currently experiencing demand disruption. Food and consumer goods manufacturers along with their retail counterparts are dealing with unprecedented highs across consumer channels, while “non-essential” companies are being plagued with historical lows.

Never Ending Journey of a Private Label Manufacturer

Logility

Often, private label manufacturers can experience every stage of a customer relationship at any given time, placing tremendous stress on their supply chain operations. Some private label manufacturers leverage point-of-sale (POS) data provided by a customer.

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.

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.

Do You Really Understand What’s Driving your Demand Planning Processes?

Halo

Descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics should be combined to optimize your demand planning processes. In early 2016, a 40-year-old Midwest process manufacturer with 40,000 SKUs finally completed their implementation of a new ERP system and quickly worked to combine all of their new data with an array of other operational software, spitting out tons of new data daily. The Analytics to Boost your Demand Planning.

Focal improves forecast accuracy with DynaSys Demand Planning Ready To Plan (RTP)

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

DynaSys, provider of demand and supply chain planning solutions, has announced that Focal, manufacturer of high-fidelity audio systems, selected the DynaSys Demand Planning Ready To Plan (RTP) solution. DynaSys Demand Planning will allow Focal to optimize its inventory management while ensuring optimum levels of service.

Structuring Your Demand Planning Group to Make its Greatest Contribution – Part 2 of 4

Supply Chain Nation

What your demand planning organization does is key to where it sits and how it needs to be structured. What follows is a high-level look at the processes that a robust demand planning function supports. Demand Planning Supported Processes.

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.

Building A Demand Planning Group: Roles and Skillsets to Consider – Part 3 of 4

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.

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.

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 […].

Is Demand Sensing Right for your Business?

Logility

Consider adding demand sensing to your planning mix. Studies have shown that, on average, demand sensing reduces forecast error by up to 50%, increases inventory accuracy by up to 20% and optimally deploys downstream inventory. Is demand sensing right for your business?

ToolsGroup Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape Worldwide Demand Planning Market Report

ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape Worldwide Demand Planning Market Report. ToolsGroup Service Optimizer 99+ supply chain planning software models supply chains with precision and decodes demand uncertainty for reduced cost and increased profitability and planner productivity.

Should My Organization Have a Demand Planning Group? – Part 1 of 4

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. We will first discuss whether a company should even have a standalone demand planning group.

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.

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

Arkieva

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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Supply Chain Planning BPO: What’s Driving It and Should You Get On Board?

ToolsGroup

More and more businesses are hopping on the outsourcing bus and letting the experts take the wheel to drive supply chain planning processes. Several years ago ToolsGroup pioneered business process outsourcing (BPO) as an alternative to in-house supply chain planning (SCP).

Underwear apparel company Hanes rolls out FuturMaster demand planning software to boost global supply chain

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

HanesBrands, the $6.5bn global apparel company that manufactures and sells a number of leading underwear and activewear brands including Wonderbra, DKNY, Playtex and Champion, is deploying a standardised IT system to help with supply and demand forecasting in more than twenty-five countries

Manage Disruptions with a Resilient Supply Chain

DynaSys

In global manufacturing, disruptions are everywhere. But prior to this crisis, disruptions to manufacturing and the supply chain have been increasing throughout the world. How do manufacturers cope with these disruptors as each brings their own unique set of challenges?

4 Supply Chain Areas to Examine in the Face of Disruption

QAD

They regularly plan for and respond to regulatory changes, natural disasters, labor strikes, fluctuating tariffs and other disruptive events. Producers of toilet paper, cleaning wipes and personal protective equipment are seeing spikes in demand that require the running of additional shifts.

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Increased Demand Forecasting and Production Planning Efficiency for Leading CPG Manufacturer

CHAINalytics

Chainalytics recently worked with a personal care brand manufacturer to improve its demand forecasting and production planning processes which helped reduce rising backorders, restore customer service levels, and maintain growth.