Tag: demand planning

Forecasting: Let’s Start by Asking the Right Questions

Supply Chain, Supply chain planning • 2 Comments

Ten calls.  They are all starting to sound the same. Here is the storyline: “We implemented SAP APO, and we now know its...

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Trust, But Verify

Demand, demand driven, Digital Supply Chain, planning benchmarking

When I joined the world of software as a business analyst from manufacturing, I was naive. How so? I never fathomed the amount of money...

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How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Demand, Global Supply Chains, Supply Chains to Admire • One Comment

Today I unpacked my bags. In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany,...

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Seven Mistakes to Avoid in Sales and Operations Planning

Demand, Sales and Operations Planning, Uncategorized • One Comment

Definition of a Mistake: An action or judgment that is misguided or wrong. Synonyms: Error, fault, blunder, oversight, miscalculation or a...

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How Do I Know If I Am Ready?

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“How can I move the ball down the field, if I don’t have the ball?” A Question from my Training Class this Week...

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How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Demand, Sales and Operations Planning, Supply Chain, Supply sensing

It was a sultry day in Philadelphia. Last week, it felt like August not May. I found myself counting the street signs to be sure that I...

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