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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...

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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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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Five Key Supply Chain Planning Capabilities for Fashion Products

31 January, 2017

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

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Five Ways Machine Learning Can Improve Demand Forecasting

24 January, 2017

Well beyond demand forecasting, machine learning is being incorporated into solutions in every walk of life - home...

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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