How Does Demand Sensing Differ from Forecasting for Demand Planning?


The promise of demand sensing is that we can do a better job of anticipating and planning for short-term changes in demand. For today’s supply chain planner, the art and especially the science of forecasting demand have evolved. The goal of demand sensing.

How does Demand Sensing differ from Forecasting for Demand Planning?


The promise of Demand Sensing is that we can do a better job of anticipating and planning for short-term changes in demand. For today’s supply chain planner, the art and especially the science of forecasting demand have evolved. The goal of Demand Sensing.

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Four Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Inventory Planning and Sustainability


You can’t scan the headlines without coming across an article or advertisement about sustainability, but there is precious little information about how supply chain planning software supports green initiatives. Efficient supply chain planning reduces wasted fuel and transportation capacity.

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

Talking Logistics

For example, I remember speaking with the Director of Transportation Services at a large CPG manufacturer a few years ago. Simply put, he would always have to scramble and pay above market rates to find enough trucking capacity to meet demand.

Why Transportation Procurement is More than an Event

Talking Logistics

Sometime in the last half of 2018, the transportation market began to soften. Transportation Procurement: Things to Keep in Mind. With the opportunity we are currently seeing in the marketplace, there is opportunity to save money on transportation.

What Happens After the Holiday Fulfillment Fun is Over?


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Benefits of Digitally Transforming Supply Chain Planning in the Life Sciences Industry


Today’s life sciences supply chain is constantly changing as complex market forces including regulations, advances in technology, continued globalization, and ever-increasing customer demands combine to create new challenges.

Leveraging Your Planning Capabilities to Help with the Capacity Crunch


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What Value Are You Getting From Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the 1990s supply chain planning was over-hyped. The growth of the supply chain planning technology market disappointed investors resulting in consolidation and the decline of best-of-breed solutions. In the words of my clients, “What Makes a Good Plan?”

The 50th Annual Peachtree Road Race: A Lesson in Supply Chain Management


Every July 4th since 1970, competitive athletes, avid runners, casual joggers, and enthusiastic walkers alike gather in Atlanta, GA for the annual running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

4 Supply Chain Areas to Examine in the Face of Disruption


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


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.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

The combination of technology along with the advancements in transportation made it possible. 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.

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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. Ensuring appropriate transportation methods are available and accessible to carry the required load.

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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.

Sustainable Hardwood use in Namibia – A 200-Year Plan


The demand for trees comes mainly from China. The landowner or local co-operative receives payment for the tree, the loggers are paid to cut the trees down, the transport companies are paid to move them and so on. Working with Trees – Planning Beyond Life.

Supply Chain Management:Demand Planning in CPG industry.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

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. Hence we should always strive hard get close to so called "Best Practice" in Planning.

Good Times Can Be Dangerous to Supply Chain Operations


Deep cuts in inventory, manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, not to mention people, that take place in recessions can make managing the rebound after a recession very difficult. There is also a considerable effort around cannibalization, replacement and phase out planning.

Trust, But Verify

Supply Chain Shaman

” A software supply chain planning project needs careful selection based on the fit of the engine and the data model. In Figure 1, we outline some of the satisfaction rates with demand planning and S&OP software. Forecasting/Demand Planning.

How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

At that time, they planned on spreadsheets. Their goals were lofty, but their understanding of supply chain planning was hazy. In 2006, they made a decision to implement a supply chain planning solution. The cost was 60% more in than average; but even more unfortunate, they never got a good understanding of how to use the planning system. Table 1: Characteristics of a Mature Planning Organization. Characteristics : Demand. Focus is on a feasible plan.

How to Mitigate Additional Costs in Transportation

Talking Logistics

Last year many shippers were caught flat-footed by rising transportation costs and capacity constraints. It’s safe to say that in 2019 shippers will likely be more vigilant and more proactive in looking for opportunities to better manage and control their transportation costs. Transportation spend at the C-level. It leads to internal discussions around demand planning and production planning.

Finding the Optimal Capacity for Biologics Manufacturing

Supply Chain @ MIT

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How Transportation’s Role is Changing in Today’s Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Many would argue that the role of transportation services within business has been changing over the past few years. But I also ask: is transportation what has really changed? Or is transportation only becoming increasingly important because of everything else that has changed?

The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing


Aside from that being one of your busiest times of the year, the movement to eCommerce and omnichannel shopping has made accurate demand planning impossible and inventory allocation harder than ever. You can easily solve for supply chain disruptions with on-demand warehousing.

Walmart’s OTIF Policy Will Continually Impact Forecast and Planning Strategies


By Todd Barker | Director, Integrated Demand and Supply Planning | Chainalytics | Walmart’s current suppliers have now officially moved over to the retailer’s updated service metric of “On-Time-In-Full” (OTIF), which took effect in August of this year.

Are we playing Sudoku or forecasting a business?

Supply Chain Nation

One of the key questions any demand planning organization must answer is ‘at which level(s) should I generate forecasts?’ Considering a JDA Demand upgrade? Demand Management Featured Supply Chain Supply Chain Planning automated parameter and level optimization demand planning

Achieving Better Fulfillment Planning & Execution

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain professionals have said for years that integrated planning and execution is the Holy Grail for market responsiveness and operational efficiency. But often they think of this as integrating demand planning with supply chain execution. However, additional and more immediate benefits can be achieved by integrating transportation planning with warehouse management.

Keeping Your Business on Track During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Look ahead to determine if the demand for your product may change in the next few weeks and if you have a need for expedited shipping. Starting those conversations now and establishing a plan are important as air capacity falls due to canceled passenger flights and higher demand.

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Avoiding Outsourcing Disaster

Logistics Bureau

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Your own dedicated transport fleet – are you really accounting for your assets?

DELMIA Quintiq

If a non-transportation company has its own fleet of trucks/vans, does that company look at all possible ways to optimally use these expensive and fast-depreciating assets? In that scenario, the assets sit in the transportation yard and wait. Transport & Logistics

Getting your drinks to the market: Asia’s unique logistics challenges

DELMIA Quintiq

So far, my focus has been on issues related to demand, supply and production. The key objective of getting the product to the destination promptly is to reduce time-in-transport and increase the time-on-shelf (the period between the product’s arrival on shelf and the “best before” date).

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The importance of Logistics in S&OP planning

4WL Consulting

Companies across many industries have long known that Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is an effective technique for aligning sales, marketing, supply chain, manufacturing and finance around a single plan. Here are a few ways logistics plays a key role in S&OP planning.

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Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense


These complexities, layered with globalization, shorter product life cycles , and associated volatility in demand planning, has produced the most dynamic supply chain landscape we have ever experienced. Concurrent Optimization Developments in the chain both upstream and downstream can play a critical role in process efficiencies and planning. Blockchain Omnichannel Supply Chain Transportation Management

A glass half full – the positive side of beverage reverse logistics in Asia

DELMIA Quintiq

So far, I focused on issues related to demand, supply, production , and product distribution logistics. Reverse logistics plans and operates the physical flow of empty beverage containers after consumption to recapture the value of the container. Your self-imposed planning roadblocks.

Forecast Accuracy at the SKU Level is Achievable


Achieving a high SKU level forecast accuracy is a top goal for supply chain planning teams regardless of industry, size, location, etc. While not rocket science, drastically improving SKU-level demand forecasts will require investments in people, process, data, and enabling solutions.