Inquiry Response: Getting Started With Supply Chain Analytics
As a global manufacturing company with factories and distribution centers in many countries we’d like to do more with supply chain analytics. How do we get started?
THE BIG IDEAS:
- Demand as the starting point
- The logistics space
- Industrial engineering versus analytics
DEMAND AS THE STARTING POINT
Before diving into supply chain, be sure you have a handle on demand forecasting.
- Look at all the demand factors to understand what drives it, including demand shaping