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 regional forecast by product


A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part II
Part I of this blog series introduced the notion of long tails in modern supply chains. That blog post also introduced the vendor ToolsGroup and its solution

regional forecast by product  to 95 percent at regional DCs or vendor managed inventory [VMI] locations, and even down to 93 percent at retail stores outlets) was somewhat a progenitor of the current long tails theme at ToolsGroup. Namely, all too often, the high item/store forecast error causes, besides stock-outs in the store, costly overstocks at regional DCs, which then propagates to an avalanche-like bullwhip effect throughout the supply chain. Yet some industry-leading companies are breaking through customer service-level

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