After completing this chapter, you should be able to
• Describe some of the forecasting methods used in demand planning.
• Describe the demand planning procedure.
• Explain how to align supply chain resources.
• Explain how technology can be used to align supply chain resources.
• Explain why synchronization of supply and demand is important.
• Describe strategic alliances and alignment.
• Explain why optimizing life cycle production with produce-to-demand is important.
• Explain how to deal with explosive growth in demand during the Introduction and Growth stages of the product life cycle.
This chapter explains the concepts and processes needed ...