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Demand Forecasting for Inventory Planning

Learn how to get the right product at the right time with these demand forecasting best practices. Many demand forecasters and planners who want to optimize inventory levels, often find themselves overstock or understock. They are repeating cycles where they have spent too much cash on the wrong products, or not enough on the right products and are missing sales. This can lead to loss of customers, firefighting urgent demand problems, costly expediting of product, and decreased profits. This topic helps the persons responsible for having the right product at the right time for their customers, operate with best-in-class demand forecasting practices to optimize inventory levels. The material also explains methods for evaluating poor performing SKUS, utilizing critical soft skills in collaboration, analyzing product trends, and strategically planning inventory levels. This information is critical for Demand Planners, Forecasters, Inventory Analysts, Supply Chain Managers, small business COOs and CEOs, and Management Consultants so they can avoid last year's dusty products sitting on warehouse shelves and increase profitability through the top sellers of today.
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Agenda

Demanding Profitability
  • Top Performers, Volume and Margin
  • Low Performers, Find the Decision Maker
  • Dead SKUs, the Cost of Keeping Dead/Old Stock
Forecasting Growth - If You Don't Build It, Sales Won't Come
  • Collaboration Across Departments
  • History, Friend and Foe
  • Seasonality
  • New Product Launches
  • Risks and Opportunities
Breaking the "Sold out" Cycle
  • Missed Sales With Stockouts
  • Banking on "Pent up" Demand
  • Communication With Decision Makers
Strategic Inventory Modeling
  • Lead Time of Finished Goods
  • Supply Lead Time
  • Days of Inventory
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Layne Booth

Layne Booth

The Project Booth

  • Owner and Operations catalyst of The Project Booth
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of Operations, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Inventory and Forecasting
  • Conducts regular workshops on Back End Systems and Strategies
  • B.S. degree, textile and industrial engineering
  • Six Sigma Green Belt, Project Management Professional
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or www.theprojectbooth.com
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Product ID: 404528
Published 2018
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