Learning From Leaders — Three Best Practices in Retail Demand Planning

Archived Published: 22 June 2015 ID: G00274728


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Retailers with Stage 3 demand-planning maturity deliver greater end-to-end efficiencies than their less mature peers. Retail supply chain leaders and demand-planning owners use three best practices to align demand-planning goals, process and organization, and elevate demand planning to Stage 3.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Establish a Single Planning Process Across All Sales Channels Owned by the Supply Chain
    • Effective Demand Planning Improves Planning and Execution Alignment
    • Establish a Framework to Clearly Identify Roles Within the Demand Planning Process
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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