Demand Planning

Transform Crisis into Real Change

The current recession has thrust many companies and individuals into crisis - at a minimum, plans have been put on hold, and in many cases, it has been the worst crisis experienced since the Great Depression (if the company was around since then). This crisis has caused many companies [...]

2022-05-04T18:35:24+00:00April 28, 2013|Categories: Demand Planning, S&OE, Strategy|Tags: , |

Forecasts are always wrong so why bother?

By definition, a forecast is always wrong, so why bother? The main reason is because your customers are key to your business, and your forecasts/ demand plans represent your customer demand. And, if you provide excellent service to your customers in the most efficient and consistent manner, you will [...]

2022-05-04T18:35:28+00:00April 25, 2013|Categories: Demand Planning, Manufacturing, S&OE, Supply Chain|Tags: , |

Sales & Operations Planning Drives RESULTS

Sales & Operations Planning (sometimes known as SIOP or sales, inventory & operations planning) drives revenue, profitability and cash flow. Here are 5 tips to ensure success: Balances demand & supply – The key benefit of SIOP is to balance demand (sales forecasts) with supply (our ability to meet [...]

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