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Probablistic Forecasting 2

Why probabilistic forecasting is better for inventory optimization

13 November, 2018

Editor's Note: There will be no blog next week due to the US Thanksgiving holiday.

Last month we published a primer on...

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Probabilistic Forecasting - a Primer

16 October, 2018

An experienced gambler might hedge their bet on multiple outcomes, rather than just the most likely "single...

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Decoding the Language of Demand

10 July, 2018

If you’ve been in supply chain for any length time, you might be wondering what caused demand forecasting to develop so...

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How Not to use Machine Learning for Demand Forecasting

21 February, 2018

Eight years ago ToolsGroup was one of the first supply chain planning software vendors to employ machine learning to...

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Trade promotion forecasting: the present and the near future

30 January, 2018

Trade promotion forecasting is difficult: getting it right involves factoring in many variables. Marketing people, who...

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Probabilistic Forecasting Can Extend the Life of SAP APO

12 December, 2017

Since the beginning of time – OK, since the beginning of demand forecasting --- the standard approach has been a single...

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Building a Business Case for Improved Demand Forecasting

11 October, 2017

I’ve always maintained that improving demand forecast accuracy, as helpful as it can be, shouldn’t be the end goal...

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A Shift in Supply Chain Planning Priorities?

5 September, 2017

Increased demand volatility still tops business pressure, says Aberdeen   ...  but supply chain planning priorities are...

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Gartner’s Five-Stage Maturity Model for Supply Chain Analytics

29 August, 2017

 Gartner measures supply chain analytics maturity across seven different dimensions     

There are supply chain and...

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Seven Recent Trends in Retail Demand Forecasting and Replenishment

24 May, 2017

Since most retailers are facing a shrinking operating “margin for error”, many are looking for more accurate demand...

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