Building A Demand Planning Group: Roles and Skillsets to Consider – Part 3 of 4

Welcome back to Part 3 in this series. Once you’ve decided your company will create a demand planning group and have determined what processes your organization will support, you can decide how to structure and staff it. As discussed in Part 2, there may be other functions combined with demand planning in your group.  The…

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Structuring Your Demand Planning Group to Make its Greatest Contribution – Part 2 of 4

Whether you are contemplating creating a demand planning group within your company, or questioning whether your current demand planning is as functional as possible, Part 2 of this 4-part series is aimed to help you navigate the hurdles of structuring your organization and its supported processes, so as to ensure your demand planning group is…

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Should My Organization Have a Demand Planning Group? – Part 1 of 4

As supply chains get more complex in response to omni-channel pressures, most companies are realizing the ever-increasing importance of having one quality view of demand across functions. The demand plan drives the supply chain in many companies, so your demand planning organization not only needs to be expert at using the latest forecasting tools, they’ll…

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Moving From the Basement to the Boardroom: The Changing Landscape of Demand Management

Fifteen years ago, I was entrenched in implementing demand management processes and systems across a variety of large companies. Wow, have the times changed! Back then, my Monday morning travel preparations included picking up my paper airline tickets, printing design documents, writing my appointments into my Franklin organizer, and checking my bag for free. I…

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