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Use your supply chain to be more efficient, improve capability and grow your company. Supply Chain Analysis gives you the latest insight, case studies and thought leadership on how to build a successful supply chain.
COMMENT AND OPINION
How resilient and responsive is your supply chain? If you didn’t know before, there’s a chance you will soon find out.
This report explores the concept of demand forecasting. Precisely, the report looks at types of forecasting, forecast error measures, and details the challenges that forecasters might encounter.
This report provides a definition of demand planning, and other adjacent concepts such as demand management and demand forecast.
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We take a deep dive on how Heineken, the winner of 2018 IGD’s Supply Chain Excellence Award, demonstrated that collaboration between teams and the use of new analytical techniques can deliver clear business benefits, improve product availability and reduce costs.
INSIGHT AND ANALYSIS
Demand-driven supply chain management challenges traditional thinking. Here we explore the benefits of the demand-driven approach, compare it with traditional MRP and examine its key principles as well as barriers to adoption in food and grocery.
This report looks at defining demand sensing, which is a way of amending short-term demand plans in order to be more responsive to demand. We also highlight what it needs to be successful: Internal, customer and environmental data.