Decoding the Language of Demand

July 11, 2018

If you’ve been in supply chain for any length time, you might be wondering what caused demand forecasting to develop so many different ‘personalities’ over the years. Demand forecasting, planning, sensing, shaping…what’s going on?

Telecom Provider O2 drives up forecast accuracy and shelf availability

July 10, 2018

O2 has migrated from a manual, supply-driven approach with multiple standalone systems, to one based on a centralized single model that enables its trading teams and suppliers to collaborate in a demand-driven process.

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High Street figures declining, but not dying

July 9, 2018

Two recent figures highlight the challenge retailers face. Over the last 6 months, high street spending has declined, but overall consumer spending has increased by 3.4%. This points towards consumers being less eager to spend time and money on the high street - it's just not the exciting experience it once was. 

 

Still managing your inventory with spreadsheets?

July 4, 2018

In a digital world, it's amazing that many companies are still using Excel to manage their inventories. Supply Chain Insights’ 2018 Inventory Optimization Technologies Study suggests this number could be as high as 75%.

Predictive Replenishment is the way forward

July 2, 2018

We all know that different products sell at different rates, depending on the need that they address. The challenge is to be able to meet demand without incurring costs due to over-stocking. With operating profits under considerable pressure, retailers need more precise demand forecasting and stock replenishment to reduce inventory costs and still have the right product available to meet...

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