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Role of Sales Planning in Supply Chain Transformation

Developing a process and system to do event modeling for promotional programs is the holy grail that will spark of the interest of the Sales groups in fully integrating with the S&OP process. In summary, Sales Planning functions are critical for better Sales Management as well as for an effective S&OP process.

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Flexible Supply Chains – and broken links

“The measure of a person’s strength is not his muscular power or strength, but it is his flexibility and adaptability.” Same holds true for businesses and supply chains. Hanjin Shipping Co. filing for bankruptcy last month is a big news for logistics world. Hanjin Shipping the seventh largest shipping firm in world, and largest shipping […]

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How successful is your Supply Chain?

Key factors for a successful supply chain – Product Assortment Visibility to Customer Wants and Needs Ability to successfully modify customer demand Inventory Management Supplier Relationship Management Product Assortment defines the success of a company.  To better manage product assortment, we need to identify and segment the product offerings based on various parameters like gross […]

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From Bricks to Clicks

There is a huge competition amongst e-tailers and retailers to win customers by providing good customer service and quick delivery.  Furthermore, all of this at a low cost. With the changing customer habits, supply chain landscape is also changing. Most of the customers are switching to online shopping – even in the developing countries consumers […]

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Inventory Counting with Drones at Walmart

  Inventory Management has been a pain point for many companies – retailers, manufacturers and service companies alike. Companies have been fighting high inventories with various initiatives – from simple automated min-max systems to advanced inventory optimization systems and through the algorithmic approach of inventory targeting, inventory positioning and network optimization. However, companies overlook the […]

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Target Supply Chain Initiatives – Managing Suppliers

Introduction: In the past few years Target has expanded its business into selling fresh produce, meat and other perishable food items. With being ‘out of stock’ being the main pain point Target has realized that to improve its supply chain they need to put efforts in streamlining their suppliers and vendors. In the latest series […]

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Advanced Demand Management and CADP Certification exam Boston May 2016

                Demand Planning LLC is glad to announce the first set of training workshop for 2016 in Boston 1) Advanced Demand Management – May 25-26 2) CADP Refresher course and Certification Exam – May 27 For our two day ‘Advanced Demand Management’ workshop, following are the key topics of the content- • Data Management for Advanced Demand Management […]

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Are you still using Excel for Forecasting and Planning?

Some of the big names who have used our services and expertise include Honeywell, Pepsi Foods, Brown-Forman, Labatt, Yaskawa, Coleman, McCain Foods, Lindt and many other small and medium size companies.

We can be reached at www.demandplanning.net. You can also contact our Business Development Manager at hatimr@demandplanning.net . We would be glad to have an initial call for a short diagnostic of the current processes and pain points.






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Questions on Advanced Demand Management Training Workshop

  We have received several queries about our next Advanced Demand Management workshop. Below are some of the FAQs: What is “Advanced” about this workshop? The workshop content offer sessions on demand sensing, demand consensus, data analytics, statistical modeling and promotional planning. With technology at our finger tips it very important to stay close to […]

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Sailing through the SAP APO Ocean

As we all know SAP is an Ocean where the chance of getting lost is quite high. Below are key takeaways from my experience while working on SAP Demand Planning projects. While reading this article you may find uncanny resemblances to movie titles and dialogues.  The pun has been intended. Silence of the stats Almost […]

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This post was written by Rohan Asardohkar