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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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When should I trust my computer’s demand forecast?

28 February, 2017

Editor’s Note: There will be no blog next week. The next blog will be posted on March 14th.

A few weeks ago we laid out ...

A Nobel Prize-winning economist's four steps to minimize forecast bias

7 February, 2017

A problem with Demand Collaboration is that we humans naturally tend to overestimate our own forecasting skills and...

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