Demand and supply planning presentations


In this piece, we detail the circumstances and explore actions manufacturers may consider to mitigate issues and to help maximise availability in the days and weeks to come.
This report provides a definition of demand planning, and other adjacent concepts such as demand management and demand forecast.
We take a deep dive on how Heineken, the winner of 2018 IGD’s Supply Chain Excellence Award, demonstrated that collaboration between teams and the use of new analytical techniques can deliver clear business benefits, improve product availability and reduce costs. Essentially, we investigate how the company has made use of open-source data management tools and free weather data source to improve the accuracy of its forecasts, resulting in a reduction of lost sales and additional costs.
Demand-driven supply chain management challenges traditional thinking. Here we explore the benefits of the demand-driven approach, compare it with traditional MRP and examine its key principles as well as barriers to adoption in food and grocery. Finally, we showcase some success stories from within and beyond the food and grocery sector. To sum up, the key takeaways are: * Demand-driven supply chain management means moving from a push to a pull supply chain * DDMRP (Demand driven MRP) has been shown to reduce expediting, changes to production plans and lower inventory * Software is now providing a bridge between legacy systems that support traditional MRP and DDMRP ways of working * DDMRP is being explored by key food and grocery manufacturers
This report looks at defining demand sensing, which is a way of amending short-term demand plans in order to be more responsive to demand. We also highlight what it needs to be successful: Internal, customer and environmental data. * Demand is increasingly volatile, which presents significant challenges for stretched production facilities * Consumers are becoming more demanding than ever. Ensuring products are available when and where they are needed helps to build consumer loyalty * Consumers are more technologically empowered. We are now in an era in which systems and infrastructure can interact to process huge volumes of data
Our fourth benchmarking release for 2016, we look at industry benchmarks on forecasting KPIs across the industry. New for 2016, year on year comparisons and more in depth investigation and opinion on bias, forecast accuracy and aggregation amongst many more.
Forecasting and planning are the most important functions to get right in the supply chain – this two slide presentation provides all you need to know.
Hungry for the latest facts about demand planning and forecasting? This infographic provides your essential data.
In the fifth instalment of IGD’s annual benchmarking survey we investigate industry benchmarks on ordering. The presentation will cover how and when orders can be placed and how the averages compare between supplier and retailer. We also look at how lead times differ by category and key changes in the industry over the last 5 years. Keep a look out for future releases this year which will cover other key supply chain priorities including waste & shrink and range & promotions.
It has never been more important to get forecasting right, with rising shopper expectations, intense retail competition and pressure on margins. And yet, with fragmentation of demand, volatile external factors and increasingly dynamic retail strategies, it has never been more challenging. IGD has engaged with the industry to find out what it takes to deliver successful forecasting in a world of increasing uncertainty.