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Using Weather and Climate Data to Improve Demand Forecasting

6 December, 2016

Demand forecasting software can usually factor in climate and seasonality, like more ice cream being sold during summer...

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Demand Forecasting for New Product Introductions

29 November, 2016

Short and hard-to-predict product life cycles make it important that firms master New Product Introduction (NPI) demand...

What’s Your Forecast Accuracy Target for 2017?

15 November, 2016

In 2016, it seemed as if everyone in supply chain was looking to improve their forecasting performance. Companies sought...

Why You Should Embrace Uncertainty in Demand Forecasting – Part 2

8 November, 2016

Last week we said that in reality most companies are already partly down the path towards a probabilistic supply chain...

Why You Should Embrace Uncertainty in Demand Forecasting

1 November, 2016

 It's human nature to look for certainty. We believe that if we can predict the future with perfect certainty, then we...

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Intermittent Demand is Not Unforecastable Demand

25 October, 2016

Has this happened to you? Your forecasting or demand planning system says an SKU is “unforecastable” because demand is...


Sales & Operations Execution (S&OE) vs. S&OP

18 October, 2016

S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) and SI&OP (Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning) are two well know acronyms. Now...


Another Way to Think About Supply Chain Risk Management

11 October, 2016

In a previous blog we described a new concept introduced by Gartner Research about the need for both macro-agility and...


Has Driverless Supply Chain Planning Already Arrived?

4 October, 2016

There has been a lot of news about driverless cars, and at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit there was also some...


Supply Chain Complexity and the Need for Disruptive Technology

28 September, 2016


The keynote address at the always enlightening Supply Chain Insights Global Summit was given by Lora Cecere, and she...

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