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Your business growth could be hiding in supply chain

78% of the businesses studied were missing significant opportunities in their supply chain. Accenture said, “The remaining 22% of companies, referred to as “Leaders,” are making smart moves in three areas — digital investments, customer-centricity and ecosystems. This is enabling [...]

Is S&OP owned by supply chain?

S&OP is commonly under supply chain, but should it be? The Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning said, “As S&OP maturity evolves the requirement for ownership of the process becomes more and more focused on business leadership and decision-making.” It [...]

Why you should be using an S&OP Calendar

Do you use your S&OP calendar? It is a great tool to help you meet your goals and work together. The Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning noted, “By consistently indicating where they contribute in the process, and indicating that [...]

How accurate are your forecasts and how accurate do they need to be?

A forecast doesn’t have to be correct to have value. In fact, the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning said, “We need to continually remind people that a forecast is not going to be 100% accurate, and that it does [...]

Should you be using inventory optimization software?

Should you be using inventory optimization software? Which types of businesses would benefit from it? The answer is probably and most of them. Tech Target said, “Companies implement and use inventory optimization software because they realize that inventory, although necessary, [...]

Join DemandCaster at Oracle NetSuite’s SuiteConnect19 in San Francisco

DemandCaster is proud to announce that it will be exhibiting at SuiteConnect19 San Francisco on September 18th. This event at the Marriott Marquis San Francisco will bring together 900+ NetSuite users, prospective customers, partners, press, and industry influencers. Now in [...]

LSE Retail Group Selects DemandCaster to Maintain High Customer Service Levels and Better Manage Growth

The LSE Retail Group (LSE) is a rapidly growing online retailer of lighting for the home. Established in 2009, the company now fulfills more than 1,000,000 orders a year from a modern distribution facility in Manchester, United Kingdom. Recognized as [...]

One number forecasting or number one attitude?

Are you focused on one number forecasting? Some companies swear by it while others take a different approach. The Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning said, “The idea is that a one number forecast creates alignment and that the whole [...]

See DemandCaster in Action at ASCM 2019

DemandCaster will be exhibiting at ASCM 2019, the inaugural event from the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), the global leader in supply chain transformation, innovation, and leadership. The conference will take place September 16–18, 2019, at The Mirage in [...]

How do you choose your aggregation levels?

When it comes to aggregation you could traditionally choose top-down or bottom-up. That is not necessarily the case anymore. The Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning said, “Middle-out forecasting is another option, starting somewhere in the middle of a hierarchy; [...]

Calculating Safety Stock: Simpler Might Not be Better

What is safety stock? Safety stock is the extra stock you maintain to mitigate the risk of running out of raw materials or finished goods due to uncertainties in supply or demand. The purpose of safety stock is to ensure [...]

Why it’s great to work in Supply Chain

While many people are dissatisfied with their job, that doesn’t seem to be the case in Supply Chain. Supply & Demand Chain Executive reported, “The Association for Supply Chain Management has released its 2019 Supply Chain Salary and Career Survey [...]

Tea Forte Selects DemandCaster to Improve Planning Ensuring the Continued Delivery of the Ultimate Tea Experience

Tea Forte's pyramid-shaped tea infusers are mainstays in the luxury hospitality world. The company’s teas are offered at leading hotels, restaurants, resorts, and retailers around the world and the brand serves as the exclusive tea purveyor for the James Beard [...]

Forecast vs. Demand Plan – do you know the difference?

Do you know the difference between a forecast and a demand plan? A forecast is a prediction of demand based on numbers seen in the past. Demand plan starts with the forecast but then takes other things into consideration like [...]

Nine Factors That Influence Inventory Planning and Optimization

Inventory planning is hard to do. As supply chain complexity continues to expand, it’s getting more and more difficult to reach and sustain optimal inventory levels. Regardless of the level of difficulty, however, inventory must be managed, and the rewards [...]

Data and the leadership mindset

Lou Rassey says that data is an asset and it should be seen as such. He also noted that there are three key parts to the right mindset of a successful leader in this transitional time. Good leaders should have [...]

Working on your S&OP tech

Technology can be instrumental in bettering your sales and operations planning. The APQC blog said, “Specific industries are adopting technology such as AI and data analytics to address planning challenges, which indicates a critical competitive shift other organizations will soon [...]

Is the skills gap real?

Manufacturing companies across the country and even the world have been talking about the skills gap - but one person claims it isn’t real! Titan Gilroy says it’s an issue with awareness, not a lack of talent. IndustryWeek said, “Parents, [...]

S&OP vs. SIOP: What’s the Difference?

From one perspective, there is very little difference between “sales and operations planning (S&OP)” and “sales, inventory, and operations planning (SIOP)” because the overall objective is the same for both: Get the right inventory to the right place at the [...]

Get digital or get left in the dust

The entire supply chain industry is changing rapidly due to digitalization. Supply & Demand Chain Executive said, “Now is not the time to double down on antiquated or entrenched processes. The supply chain industry is evolving at a rapid pace [...]

DockATot Selects DemandCaster for Enhanced Demand Planning to Help Ensure Every Baby Gets the Comfort They Deserve

DockATot believes every baby deserves to be surrounded in a comfortable environment every day of their lives. Their multi-functional lounging, playing, chilling, resting, and snuggling docks for babies and tots allow mothers to feed, soothe, and bond with their babies. [...]
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