In chapters 1 and 2 of Flowcasting the Retail Supply Chain, you will learn about the origin and need for Flowcasting and how the process seamlessly links store level consumer demand to the entire supply chain.

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In the remaining 10 chapters and 8 appendices, Flowcasting is explained in step-by-step detail - from the process basics to solving common retail supply chain challenges such as:

Retail out-of-stocks, especially during promotions

Introducing and discontinuing products with minimal disruption and obsolete inventory

Planning seasonal items to minimize carryover inventory and lost sales

Directly linking all operations (distribution, transportation, marketing and finance) to the Flowcasting plan to eliminate multiple levels of unnecessary forecasting

And more

Helpful implementation advice is also provided.

Of course, we welcome your feedback and would like to hear how flowcasting has benefited your company. Contact us at  [email protected]

Copyright 2006 Andre Martin, Mike Doherty, Jeff Harrop