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How the cloud is impacting supply chain

Cloud-based technology is significantly impacting supply chain everywhere. More companies are jumping on board with this technology as its capabilities continue to grow. Supply Chain Management Review said, “Quite simply, cloud is becoming a supply chain utility. It is a [...]

How you can implement automation without going totally digital

Going completely digital is a big step that not every business is ready for. That’s alright! There are still smaller steps that can move you in that direction. Manufacturing.net said, “Starting small with workflow automation allows organizations to streamline simple [...]

Setting the record straight: Logistics vs. Supply Chain

Let’s settle this - what’s the difference between logistics and supply chain? To start, logistics is about materials but not people. It has to do with transportation, warehouses, etc. Supply chain encompasses much more than that. In supply chain, we [...]

What’s next for supply chain software?

Like many industries, supply chain is changing rapidly. The software used for supply chain is evolving to keep up! Predictive analytics are becoming smarter and more accurate. Additionally, technology is playing a role in companies becoming incredibly efficient. As for [...]

Are you effectively managing your inventory?

Inventory management is essential in today's industries.  Poor inventory management can lead to a lot of problems such as too much inventory, disorganization, or low product turnover. Avoiding these issues can save your business time and money.  CGN said, "Fast paced [...]

Why does your business need S&OP

S&OP is valuable for businesses because it helps in planning for the future. When done well, it can help your business to grow and succeed.  Forbes said, "A more effective and holistic S&OP process goes straight to the heart of [...]

What is S&OP all about?

When it comes down to the basics, what is S&OP all about? To start, it stands for sales and operations planning.  Hubspot said, "The S&OP process includes forecasting, demand and supply planning, and executive review. The goal is to coordinate [...]

What every beginner warehouse owner should know

There are a few strategies and techniques that every new warehouse owner should be aware of. On the top of that list is inventory management! After all, inventory is the reason we have warehouses.  While it might seem like common [...]

Thinking through digital supply chain

Going digital in supply chain takes knowledge and careful planning.  As Gartner said, "While any organization can throw technology at planning, it makes more sense to pause a minute and think about what type of digital technology is appropriate." Think [...]

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 [...]
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