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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

Most retailers are facing a shrinking operating “margin for error”. So it’s not surprising that many are looking for more

Four Prerequisites for Demand Sensing Success

5 April, 2017

In a previous popular blog we described the key components of a demand sensing solution, which helps improve near-term...

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Our Top Five Demand Forecasting Blogs

28 March, 2017

How to improve demand forecasting is an area of intense interest with our readers, with blogs on forecasting consistently...

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Industrial Supply Chain Planning is Different. Here’s How.

16 March, 2017

Two recent benchmarking surveys, one by Gartner and another by ToolsGroup, identified specific issues that make...

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