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Read More about How do organisations approach demand forecasting?

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How do organisations approach demand forecasting?

A few weeks ago, we published a series of LinkedIn polls to discover more about how organisations approached their demand forecasting.

Read More about Pop-up warehousing – creating online shopping fulfilment capacity, and fast

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Pop-up warehousing – creating online shopping fulfilment capacity, and fast

Traditionally supply chains require large budgets and take time to build capacity, but online shopping demands are here with us now. Is this a short-term phenomenon or an emerging trend? […]

Read More about M5 – are we forecasting for forecasting sake?

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M5 – are we forecasting for forecasting sake?

Can we apply outcomes from the M5 forecasting competition to real world supply chains?

Read More about Challenging, rewarding, defying the impossible: Building a supply chain network to deliver PPE to the front line.

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Challenging, rewarding, defying the impossible: Building a supply chain network to deliver PPE to the front line.

I’ve just finished a 14-week spell working to build a network to deliver #PPE to the @NHS. I can honestly say it was the hardest yet most rewarding job I […]

Read More about Preparing Your Supply Chains for the Logistics of Brexit

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Preparing Your Supply Chains for the Logistics of Brexit

With many businesses still reeling from the impact of COVID 19 on their supply chains and their business, there’s another major wave coming on the horizon – Brexit.

Read More about Demand Forecasting after COVID Lockdown

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Demand Forecasting after COVID Lockdown

Supply chain forum, the Intent Group, held a Covid huddle on managing demand & supply as we move into the next phase of the pandemic and towards a “new normal”. […]

Read More about When Lockdowns End: Preparing to Remobilise Your Supply Chain

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When Lockdowns End: Preparing to Remobilise Your Supply Chain

There’s no doubt that businesses large and small have been reeling from the impact of COVID-19 and trying to manage the impact on their business. Many are now turning their […]

Read More about Forecasting demand post COVID? 3 things management teams should do

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Forecasting demand post COVID? 3 things management teams should do

Being prepared for life post lockdown is where forecasting becomes paramount. A few connections have been asking me “How can you forecast COVID19?”. And there’s one simple answer: “You can’t!” […]

Read More about What is Demand Forecasting? And other common forecasting questions

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What is Demand Forecasting? And other common forecasting questions

Why forecast demand? How? And what’s the difference between forecasting and planning? Your questions answered…