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Consumer Products Supply Chains Improve Service, Cost and Inventory With End-to-End Alignment

Published: 10 August 2015

ID: G00281035

Analyst(s): Jan Kohler


Volatile demand signals create service struggles for many consumer products companies despite an abundance of inventory. This research provides supply chain leaders with strategies to align short-term demand, supply and inventory to meet performance targets.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Understand Demand Patterns to Shed Light on Volatility
  • Deploy Demand Sensing to Improve Near-Term Demand Projections
  • Connect the S&OP Plan Decisions With Short-Term Supply Execution Decisions
  • Evaluate Use of a Pull Replenishment Model Based on Downstream Consumption for Near-Term Supply Execution
  • What Does E2E Alignment Look Like?

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