JDA Focuses on ‘Slow and Erratic’ Product Forecasting with E3
January 18, 2011 Alex Woodie
It’s mid-March in Southern California during La Nina, which this year means you need snow chains. Walk into any major sporting goods store, and you’ll be bombarded with swimming trunks and boogie boards, despite the fact that the ocean is 50 degrees and the mountains are still covered in snow. But with the upcoming release of a new i5/OS-based supply chain planning application from JDA Software Group, hopefully retailers will see better accuracy in their prediction for demand of “slow and erratic” items, like snow chains.
Forecasting demand in the consumer supply chain is a notoriously fickle business. While