Common Mistakes in Demand Planning

Demand planning plays a key role to achieve the ultimate goal of supply chain – having right product at the right place at the right time and at the right price. Many companies implemented demand planning process using APS (Advanced Planning System) such as SAP’s SCM/APO. However, the benefit achieved may be limited if the implemention does not focus on process improvement.

  • Expensive Spreadsheet
  • Use budget as input
  • No process standardization
  • Focusing on process not related to demand planning such as supply plan.
  • Focusing on short-term (days)

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