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Forecast Consumption Case Study, Part I: A Comedy of Errors

At ImplementationA previous client of mine worked themselves into a scenario that I think really demonstrates how important the forecast consumption settings in an SAP environment can really be. This all started because no one on the team really understood the potential implications of incorrect...

The HANA Question – How You Can Influence The Future

(By Mike Raftery) Unless you’ve been living under a rock or in a high walled cube for the last 3 or so years, you know that there is a big change coming from SAP called HANA. It’s been so prevalent that it feels like any promotional...

The Top 5 Tips for Effective Forecast Consumption

In my 10+ years being a Demand Planning consultant, I am often told the story of how the lack of forecast accuracy is the core issue causing the company all of its inventory woes. While it is a fact that low forecast accuracy can indeed...

ASUG-Sapphire Review: A Year of Transition

(By Mike Raftery)Last week, the SCM Connections crew made its way south to the convention magnet of Orlando, Florida for the annual ASUG/Sapphire convention. For those of you that have never been, I can only describe the scene as overwhelming. I could give you the...