Charlie Chase

3月 032021
 

Thanks to COVID-19, companies have experienced how challenging it can be to plan and maneuver their supply chains around an unforeseen disruption. While the pandemic was a once-in-a-lifetime event (we hope), the unfortunate truth is that less severe events have overwhelmed or undermined demand and supply planning in the past [...]

4 ways cloud-native solutions are solving today’s forecasting and planning challenges was published on SAS Voices by Charlie Chase

1月 182021
 

What if you had a technology solution that creates a real-time link between the customer demand signal and what's happening on the ground? What if plans that are being steered centrally could  finally be connected to every shipping lane, while simultaneously, creating cost saving carrier adjustments? The first-of-its kind integration [...]

SAS and C.H. Robinson are rewriting the rules of transportation planning and management was published on SAS Voices by Charlie Chase

10月 192020
 

Depending on who you talk to, you'll get varying definitions and opinions regarding demand sensing. Anything from sensing short-range replenishment based on sales orders, to the manual blending of point-of-sales (POS) data and shipments. But a key component for retailers and CPG companies is accurately forecasting short-term consumer demand to [...]

Is short-term demand sensing a key component of your digital supply chain transformation? was published on SAS Voices by Charlie Chase

6月 112020
 

Rapid demand response forecasting techniques are forecasting processes that can incorporate key information quickly enough to act upon in real time by agile supply chains.   Retailers and consumer goods suppliers are urgently trying to determine how changes in consumer behavior will affect their regions, channels, categories, brands and products during [...]

Rapid demand response forecasting helps retailers adapt during COVID-19 was published on SAS Voices by Charlie Chase

2月 262020
 

  Is it getting harder and harder to find empty Excel spreadsheets cells, as you run out of columns and rows? Do your spreadsheet cell labels have more letters than the license plate on your car? Do you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night in cold [...]

Are you suffering from demand planner spreadsheet overload? was published on SAS Voices by Charlie Chase

2月 032020
 

Almost everyone enjoys a good glass of wine after a long day, but did you ever stop to wonder how the exact bottle you're looking for makes it's way to the grocery store shelf? Analytics has a lot to do with it, as SAS demonstrated to attendees at the National [...]

How analytics takes wine from grape to grocery was published on SAS Voices by Charlie Chase

7月 242019
 

How do you explain flat-line forecasts to senior management? Or, do you just make manual overrides to adjust the forecast?    When there is no detectable trend or seasonality associated with your demand history, or something has disrupted the trend and/or seasonality, simple time series methods (i.e. naïve and simple [...]

How do I explain a flat-line forecast to senior management? was published on SAS Voices by Charlie Chase

4月 022019
 

There's been a lot of hype regarding using machine learning (ML) for demand forecasting, and rightfully so, given the advancements in data collection, storage, and processing along with improvements in technology. There's no reason why machine learning can't be utilized as another forecasting method among the collection of forecasting methods [...]

Is machine learning practical for statistical forecasting? was published on SAS Voices by Charlie Chase

2月 192019
 

When it comes to forecasting new product launches, executives say that it's a frustrating, almost futile, effort. The reason? Minimal data, limited analytic capabilities and a general uncertainty surrounding a new product launch. Not to mention the ever-changing marketplace. Nevertheless, companies cannot disregard the need for a new product forecast [...]

Practical approaches to new product forecasting using structured and unstructured data was published on SAS Voices by Charlie Chase

2月 192019
 

When it comes to forecasting new product launches, executives say that it's a frustrating, almost futile, effort. The reason? Minimal data, limited analytic capabilities and a general uncertainty surrounding a new product launch. Not to mention the ever-changing marketplace. Nevertheless, companies cannot disregard the need for a new product forecast [...]

Practical approaches to new product forecasting using structured and unstructured data was published on SAS Voices by Charlie Chase