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Demand Planning Newsletter Switch to PDF July '09 /1st Summer edition

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» Demand Diagnostics
» Demand Modeling
» Metrics Design
» Supply Chain Process Development
» Forecasting Systems Implementation

Demand Forecasting in SAP APO
In-House Hands-On Modeling Workshop:
SAP APO is a popular supply chain planning tool among many Fortune 1000 companies today. The APO DP training offered by demandPlanning.Net is a comprehensive three day course that will teach your planners both the theory as well as the modeling mechanics of the tool. Learn More!

Featured Content:

Industry Forecasting and Market Share Modeling White Paper
by Mark Chockalingam, Ph.D.

Forecasting in a best practice environment is a closed-loop process. The consensus forecast is the combined effort of Sales, Marketing, Finance, and Operations Planning. In this session, we will examine how Market Research is a significant influence in forecasting.

In the Strategic Forecast process,

  • We incorporate the effects of changes in Market share, consumption patterns, and inventory cycles.
  • Inventory cycle is defined as the trend to accumulate or reduce inventory.
  • Demand is modeled as the change in inventory at retail plus retail consumption.
  • In the planning process, this model helps us plan our promotional spend in the context of market trends and developments and also monitor inventory risk at the trade.

Click here to download the full white paper!

DemandPlanning.Net will be offering a training course in Boston, MA in October 2009!

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New Dates announced for DemandPlanning.Net Summer Web Workshop Session!
July 29th, 2009- August 7th, 2009

This summer we'll be launching a series of three insightful workshops- Introduction to Demand Modeling and S&OP, Inventory Management using Demand Forecasting Metrics, and a tool specific workshop covering Error Metrics in APO DP.

Demand Modeling and S&OP is an intensive, two module (July 31, August 7 2009) hands-on training session using a modeling tool. Error Metrics (July 29 2009) is a specialized session that explores the mechanics behind the statistical models in APO DP. Inventory Management (August 5 2009) workshop illustrates the effect of demand forecast error on your inventory policy.

Special Promotion for our Newsletter Subscribers:
For a limited time, DemandPlanning.Net is announcing a special promotion for our Newsletter subscribers, giving you a discounted price of $169 per module (or $329 for both modules of the Demand Planning Workshop) on any early registration (processed and paid by July 10th, 2009) for a current web workshop offering!

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Now Available for purchase: Workshop Manuals!
We have a limited number of workshop manuals available for purchase for our featured Demand Planning, and CPG Demand Planning workshops.

These hard-copy training manuals contain complete workshop contents, and are an excellent way to prepare for a workshop or catch up on one you've missed.

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» Manager of Demand Planning & Forecasting, AR
» Dept. Head, Demand Planning/Forecasting, NY
» Sales Forecasting Manager, CA
» Demand Planning Analyst, MA

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