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The Demand Planning Career, Is it a Curse or a Blessing?

April 17, 2014
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The Demand Planning Career, Is it a Curse or a Blessing?

Tweet If you have any knowledge of Demand Planning, I am sure that you have heard the following: “Demand Planners are like meteorologists, they rarely get credit for doing the job correctly and they’re only noticed when they get it wrong.” Even so, the bottom line is that there are serious and costly ramifications which…

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Thoughts from IBF’s Supply Chain Forecasting & Planning Conference in Dubai

April 14, 2014
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Thoughts from IBF’s Supply Chain Forecasting & Planning Conference in Dubai

Tweet As I consider the evolution of the role demand planning and forecasting has gone through over the years and what the future may hold for the involved professionals, I can’t help but think we could be on the cusp of a renaissance. Last month,…

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Change Management in S&OP – What’s In It For Me (WIIFM)?

April 3, 2014
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Change Management in S&OP – What’s In It For Me (WIIFM)?

Tweet I imagine we’ve all been in situations where we are trying to implement a change of some sort for the good of the business, and those around us just don’t seem to get it! Frustration builds up on both sides and momentum can be…

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“Spring Training” at the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning – IBF

February 18, 2014
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“Spring Training” at the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning – IBF

Tweet In February in the States is when baseball spring training begins. On the first day of training, all of the players congregate to practice in anticipation of a successful…

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Mitigating Supply Chain Vulnerability & Risk from Implementing a Continuity Plan at the Planning and Forecasting Level

February 7, 2014
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Mitigating Supply Chain Vulnerability & Risk from Implementing a Continuity Plan at the Planning and Forecasting Level

Tweet How would your organization recover from a supply chain interruption and what impact would it have on your customers? In today’s global economy, complex supply chains cross many countries and…

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S&OP in the Heavy Machinery Industry, an Atypical Case From Caterpillar

February 4, 2014
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S&OP in the Heavy Machinery Industry, an Atypical Case From Caterpillar

Tweet Sales and Operations Planning is critical in achieving business targets for Caterpillar. Sales cycle length and financial impact of working capital in this capital-intensive industry makes it a priority…

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