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Demand-Driven Retail Supply Chains Use Three Critical Skill Sets to Balance Operational and Innovation Excellence

Published: 06 October 2010

ID: G00207240

Analyst(s): Mike Griswold , Allen Johnson


Demand-driven supply chains aggressively seek, obtain and invest in acquiring talent that drives operational improvements in return on assets, inventory turns and revenue growth across three disciplines: demand planning, optimization and supply chain design.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Forecasting: Predicting Consumer Demand Is at the Heart of Demand-Driven Retailing
  • Optimization: Intelligent Trade-Offs Set Demand-Driven Retailers Apart
  • Supply Chain Planning Provides the Economic Model for the Organization

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