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My 5 years experience as Field marketing manager in Supply Chain planning

Who does not remember their first day at a new company? Mine was five years ago at QAD DynaSys, and I am still as excited to come to work...
Forecast accuracy

The Importance of Forecast Accuracy in the Demand Planning Cycle

Demand planning strikes the balance between having sufficient stock levels to meet demand without having surplus as the end goal. But figuring out the quality of your forecast requires...
Agile planning

Why should you invest in agile planning?

What is agile Planning Simply put, Agile Supply Chain Planning is the ability to sense and respond to unanticipated changes in demand or supply quickly and...
sources of data for demand planning

ERP, CRM and PLM sources of data for demand planning

Data is an integral part of the demand planning cycle. But, the trickiness of collecting data comes mainly from pulling it from all the sources of data for demand...
real time planning

Real time planning

Demand planning requires you to strike the balance between having sufficient stock levels to meet customer demands without having surplus. One way of ensuring this balance is through real...
The role of sales managers in demand planning

The role of the sales managers in demand planning

It’s understandable that strengthening your supply chain calls into question the disbursement of roles and responsibilities. We discussed the role of a demand planner in creating and maintaining a...
The role of the Demand Planner in Demand Planning

The role of the Demand Planner in Demand Planning

You’ve decided to implement a demand plan and now it’s time to outline roles and responsibilities. Demand planning bridges the function between commerce and supply chain, so the question...
Performance in the Demand Planning Cycle

Performance in the Demand Planning Cycle

We’ve discussed the benefits of gathering data and coming up with a strategy of collaboration when implementing a demand planning cycle. Now it’s time to walk through the importance...
Collaboration and demand review

Collaboration and demand review

Now that you’ve made the decision to implement a demand planning cycle as well as gathered your clean data in one place, your next step is to ensure that...
How to Gather Data for demand planning

How to Gather Data for demand planning

When deciding to implement a demand planning cycle, one of the crucial elements of getting your demand plan right is the data you use to create it. Is the...