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Inventory Counting with Drones at Walmart

  Inventory Management has been a pain point for many companies – retailers, manufacturers and service companies alike. Companies have been fighting high inventories with various initiatives – from simple automated min-max systems to advanced inventory optimization systems and through the algorithmic approach of inventory targeting, inventory positioning and network optimization. However, companies overlook the […]

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Target Supply Chain Initiatives – Managing Suppliers

Introduction: In the past few years Target has expanded its business into selling fresh produce, meat and other perishable food items. With being ‘out of stock’ being the main pain point Target has realized that to improve its supply chain they need to put efforts in streamlining their suppliers and vendors. In the latest series […]

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Advanced Demand Management and CADP Certification exam Boston May 2016

                Demand Planning LLC is glad to announce the first set of training workshop for 2016 in Boston 1) Advanced Demand Management – May 25-26 2) CADP Refresher course and Certification Exam – May 27 For our two day ‘Advanced Demand Management’ workshop, following are the key topics of the content- • Data Management for Advanced Demand Management […]

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Are you still using Excel for Forecasting and Planning?

Some of the big names who have used our services and expertise include Honeywell, Pepsi Foods, Brown-Forman, Labatt, Yaskawa, Coleman, McCain Foods, Lindt and many other small and medium size companies.

We can be reached at You can also contact our Business Development Manager at . We would be glad to have an initial call for a short diagnostic of the current processes and pain points.

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Questions on Advanced Demand Management Training Workshop

  We have received several queries about our next Advanced Demand Management workshop. Below are some of the FAQs: What is “Advanced” about this workshop? The workshop content offer sessions on demand sensing, demand consensus, data analytics, statistical modeling and promotional planning. With technology at our finger tips it very important to stay close to […]

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Sailing through the SAP APO Ocean

As we all know SAP is an Ocean where the chance of getting lost is quite high. Below are key takeaways from my experience while working on SAP Demand Planning projects. While reading this article you may find uncanny resemblances to movie titles and dialogues.  The pun has been intended. Silence of the stats Almost […]

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Help my MAPE is negative!

I have heard frequently calls for help saying MAPE is high or other complaints saying MAPE is unreliable. Recently we encountered two situations where the calculated MAPE and even the WMAPE were negative. When your MAPE is negative, it says you have larger problems than just the MAPE calculation itself. Let us examine this a […]

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Where are the Black Swans?

How do we prepare for Black Swan events?

Black Swan events are those highly unpredictable events that occur out of nowhere and cause a systemic shock to the process and the way we do things. They may perennially alter the way we conduct our business.

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