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what is demand planning

What is Demand Planning?

Demand planning helps ensure deliverability and satisfaction of your customers through a supply chain management process of forecasting and predicting demand. The goal is to find the balance between...
the demand planning cycle

The Demand Planning cycle

The demand planning cycle is a supply chain management process that uses forecasting to understand the demand for products. It ensures that the products can be delivered to the...
Why is Demand Planning important?

Why is Demand Planning important?

In our article What is Demand Planning, we asked ourselves why is Demand Planning important? Prosperous businesses are able to plan for the peaks and valleys in their sales...
Roles and responsabilities of demand planning

Roles and responsibilities of demand planning

When deciding to strengthen your supply chain infrastructure, the question of roles and responsibilities of demand planning arises. Should demand planning be placed under supply chain management, sales, or...
Demand Planning Key Features

Demand Planning Key Features

When formulating a Demand plan, you need to strike the balance between having sufficient stock levels to meet customer demands without having surplus. This means leveraging the right tools...
Demand Planning Key Benefits

The key benefits of Demand Planning

The importance of demand planning isn’t lost on businesses. With demand planning you’re able to improve product forecast accuracy, increase supply chain scheduling, optimize your labor management, and it...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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