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Demand Planning  

If your demand planning isn’t going as well as you hoped, there are a few things you can do! First, make sure you are really committed to demand planning and you are not just doing it out of perceived obligation. Then, make sure your expectations are informed and reasonable. Use the right tools and the right people to get the job done. The Institute of Business Forecasting and Planning said, “The key contribution of effective planning is driving clear communication among all the S&OP partners about risks, constraints and opportunities.”

Why Your Demand Planning Sucks

In some cases it might make sense to align the Demand Planning role with Customer Service, so that the planners see the demand in real time.And regular reassessment of these elements can help companies avoid the trap of setting up a demand planning process that is doomed by lack of support, unrealis

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