Demand and supply integration begins with the inputs labeled “Demand Forecast” and “Capacity Forecast.” The demand forecast is the firm’s best guess about what customer demand will consist of in future time periods while the capacity forecast represents the best guess about what future supply capability will be. Raw material or component part availability, labor availability, machine efficiency, and other supply chain variables introduce uncertainty into estimates of future capacity levels.
- The Ideal Picture of Demand Supply Chain Integration.
- DSI differences treatment.
- Output of DSI.
- DSI Across the Supply Chain.
- Characteristics of Successful DSI Implementations.