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Published in Download - 27 November 2019

PROMOTIONS MANAGEMENT: TIME FOR A FRESH APPROACH? 

Holiday season planning has become incredibly more sophisticated over the years; variety in promotions compounded with multiple channels and ever-changing customer expectations. It is fascinating to see how supply chain and more so demand planning can become a differentiating factor in such a situation. UNAVOIDABLE REALITY OF MODERN RETAILING For many managers in retail, promotions
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Published in Download - 17 October 2019

DEMAND FORECASTING: HOW TO REMOVE THE PAIN FROM PROMOTIONS

Demand forecasting | With the promise of increased footfall and boosted sales, it is easy to see why organizations have become so dependent on promotions. However, “special buys,” “buy one get one free,” and even “price match” promotions all place a significant strain on supply chain teams. To add further complexity, if demand forecasting is
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Published in Download - 29 August 2019

8 TOP TIPS TO REIN IN SEASONAL DEMAND FLUCTUATIONS

When you consider the Automotive industry, business in the sector stock everything from pressure washers to chamois cloths, seasonality can have a massive influence on demand. Given the potential for considerable fluctuations in demand, this can leave businesses exposed to a high level of uncertainty. For instance, when exactly does a new season start? When does
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Published in Download - 30 July 2019

HOW TO IMPROVE AVAILABILITY

Having thousands and thousands of products and trying to maintain 100% availability throughout the assortment would make most of the suppliers bankrupt. At the same time, customers cannot afford to put their project on hold because certain items, materials or components are sold out. So what can the supply chain do to improve availability without
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Published in Download - 24 June 2019

SPRINGBOARD THE SUCCESS OF YOUR NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTION!

Launching a new product comes with great risk. Even if the product launch is a success, if the company fails to determine the customer demand for the product then you could face a massive disaster. So what can you do to rationalize the decision-making process in order to commit to a new product introduction with confidence?
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Published in Download - 28 May 2019

SUMMER CLOSURE AND THE COCKTAIL OF SUPPLY CHAIN DISTRUPTIONS

Supplier closures are disruptive at the best of times. However, as your suppliers down tools to enjoy a well-deserved summer break, your business could become dangerously exposed to lengthy lead times, delays and even stock outs. What can you do to maintain a harmonious operation during what could be an extremely volatile time for your
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