Predict the Unpredictable

Predict the Unpredictable

Back in 2020, nearly every business in the world felt the impact of COVID-19 on their business, in one way or another, making the need for accurate planning and forecasting even greater.  Sales and operations planning, S&OP, is a vital process for any company...
Navigating the Perfect Storm

Navigating the Perfect Storm

If managing inventory can be challenging at the best of times, it can be debilitating at times of local and international disruption. Manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and other companies that deal with household products, cosmetics and toiletries, office...
Demand Variability – Risk or Opportunity?

Demand Variability – Risk or Opportunity?

Unpredictable patterns of demand create challenges for managing inventory. These primarily manifest themselves in either excess inventory or issues with fulfilling service levels.  Demand variability is a constant, there’s no way to predict with absolute certainty...