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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...


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...


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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Five Key Supply Chain Planning Capabilities for Fashion Products

31 January, 2017

More companies are finding themselves dealing with fashion-oriented supply chain issues. For instance, witness...

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Five Ways Machine Learning Can Improve Demand Forecasting

24 January, 2017

Machine learning is being incorporated into solutions in every walk of life - home thermostats, health monitoring...

Benchmarking Your Supply Chain Planning in 2017

3 January, 2017

Scenes from a recent ToolsGroup user conference

The ToolsGroup customer base of more than 300 companies has allowed us to...

Heard It through the Grapevine? Now Your Demand Forecasting Can Too

13 December, 2016

When you hear the phrase “I heard it through the grapevine” you may think of the 1960s hit song. But actually the phrase...

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