Bullwhip effect is a phenomenon of demand being overestimated or underestimated as it passes through various stages of supply chain resulting in exaggerated supply fluctuations. The increased variability in demand at successive stages of supply chain trigger increases in inventory carried in different stocking points in the supply chain. Myth: The Forecast is the […]Read More →
We just completed our two day workshop on Sales and Operations Planning in Boston – Some planners new to the field and some others who are already working on the process and want to take it to the next level – IBP or the Integrated Business Planning. Our next stop is Chicago for our popular […]Read More →
When we review Supply Chain Dashboards, there are a variety of colorful metrics. Are they the right metrics – Are they calculated right to show true performance? Every Senior manager should look at four key metrics: a. Demand Fulfilment b. Inventory Level c. Demand Visibility d. Supply Adherence The first measure is […]Read More →
Line Fill Rate is an effective measure of supply chain performance. Fill Rate failure when properly diagnosed will give you much better information of what is hurting your supply chain so you can take corrective measures in time.Read More →
uring the Demand Planning and Sales Forecasting workshop in Boston, we will be discussing the demand planning challenges in Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Industrial, Food and Beverage and Consumer Goods companies. We will present demand planning process solutions from our knowledge base of consulting experience.Read More →
When companies take a hard look at their business model and the underlying process, what is the key objective that is motivating them?
1. Return on Investment
2. Increasing Sales
3. Cost Reduction
Although all of the above are good objectives that lead to healthier businesses, companies are also driven by the latest buzz words – the latest consulting mantra, industry trend, and a flashy new technology from a sexy software company.
Optimizing the basic Order to Cash process will yield the cliched low-hanging fruits and result in a more compacted Cash-to-Cash cycle.Read More →
Some say yes………. and some say no! There are many things questionable about Statistics and Modeling and of course, the famous or infamous, Normal Distribution. Those who question the value of forecasting invariably point out that it is gravely inaccurate (and unfortunate) to assume that your demand is normally distributed. Is Normal the tendency to […]Read More →
In our up-coming hands-on workshop on May 24, we will be adding a brief session on modeling at the weekly level so good intra-month splits can be achieved for the purposes of Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PPDS). We will evaluate the usefulness of weekly models to achieve good weekly splits of the monthly forecasts. What is the incremental value add of this process compared to using the APODPDANT proportioning keyfigure to derive the splits.
As we enter the last week of registration, only a few seats are left at rush pricing:
May 24th ‘Modeling & Metrics in SAP APO DP 1-day Workshop’ Boston, MA $995