Category: Demand planning

4 Best Methods for Demand Planning and Forecasting in 2022

4 Best Methods for Demand Planning and Forecasting in 2022

How many units of your top-selling product are you going to sell tomorrow? Next week? What about four months from now? If you’re not 100% sure (and confident) in answering any of these questions, stick around: You’ve come to the right place. 

Sometimes, demand planning and forecasting can feel a bit like you’re supposed to be predicting the future like Nostradamus. You need to account not only for the number of customers who will want to purchase each product in your catalog but also for your suppliers’ timelines, your warehousing space, your...

4 Best Demand Planning and Analytics Strategies To Optimize Inventory

4 Best Demand Planning and Analytics Strategies To Optimize Inventory

Seasonality, price fluctuation, and changing economic conditions, oh my!

3 Common Problems With Online Retail Demand Planning (& How To Fix Them)

3 Common Problems With Online Retail Demand Planning (& How To Fix Them)

How would you like to see nearly a three percent increase in annual sales without running a single promotion or introducing a new product?

4 Ways Automated Demand Planning Can Go Wrong (& How to Avoid Them)

4 Ways Automated Demand Planning Can Go Wrong (& How to Avoid Them)

What do dishwashers, calculators, and chatbots have in common? All are automated solutions to problems that humans use to solve manually. 

4 Biggest Benefits of Demand Planning Software (& How To Set It Up)

4 Biggest Benefits of Demand Planning Software (& How To Set It Up)

How often have you heard someone in your industry say that they’ve considered automating parts of their inventory process, but they don’t trust a program to make the right call?

After all, human eyes will always be better than any demand planning software, right?

Not quite.

Human error is actually reported as a primary contributor to most accidents and disasters occurring across industries. 

In other words, your next inventory-related disaster is far more likely to be caused by a human misreading a spreadsheet or miskeying a number than it is to be...

7 Best Inventory Planning Solutions to Help You Nail Replenishment

7 Best Inventory Planning Solutions to Help You Nail Replenishment

Would you like to hear a one-word horror story? Stockout. 

Just hearing that word can make retailers shiver—and for good reason. Stockouts can cost your business hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. The good news? These struggles are preventable: Three-quarters of all stockouts are caused by inventory planning issues. 

Imagine your business is an orchestra. Your sales, warehousing, suppliers, and more are all different instruments. Stockouts (and other inventory woes) happen when your departments play in different keys. Your business can only...

4 Best Demand Planning Dashboards (With Good and Bad Examples)

4 Best Demand Planning Dashboards (With Good and Bad Examples)

How important is demand planning to the success of your business?

Most supply chain management professionals would probably say between ‘vital’ and ‘critical.’

Over half of retail supply chain executives report that demand forecasting is a significant area for investment and opportunity. 

Sometimes, meeting these demands can feel like you’re a fortune-teller. It’s challenging to avoid stockouts and other inventory issues when customer needs are constantly in flux and

What Is Demand Planning? And How Can It Strengthen Your Brand?

What Is Demand Planning? And How Can It Strengthen Your Brand?

Growing sales? Check.