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Part 2: Monitoring and Alerting Demand and Production Planning Gaps with SkuCaster

Updated: May 5, 2023

Managing gaps in consensus demand planning
SkuCaster SKU Monitoring & Alerting Feature

In the previous article, we discussed the challenges of managing differences in consensus demand planning and production planning for seasonal SKUs. One of the key strategies we recommended was establishing an alerting system to monitor changes in demand and production levels in real-time. In this article, we'll explore how SkuCaster, a machine-learning based forecasting engine, can automate the notifications to teams, slack, and email of critical SKUs with production buffers.

SkuCaster is a powerful tool that uses machine learning algorithms to provide accurate demand forecasting for seasonal SKUs. This forecasting engine can automatically generate alerts for critical SKUs that are at risk of going out of stock, based on the set production buffer. These alerts can be sent via email or integrated with team collaboration tools like Slack, making it easier for teams to stay informed and take immediate action.

SkuCaster's alerting system is customizable, allowing businesses to set thresholds for the alerts based on their specific needs. For example, a business can set an alert to trigger when the stock of a critical SKU falls below a certain threshold, indicating that it's time to adjust production levels to meet demand.

One of the benefits of using SkuCaster is that it's a cloud-based solution, which means that businesses can access it from anywhere at any time. This makes it easier for teams to monitor critical SKUs and adjust their production levels as needed, regardless of their location.

SkuCaster's machine learning algorithms are also constantly learning and improving, which means that the accuracy of the demand forecasts and alerts increases over time. This makes it easier for businesses to stay ahead of demand fluctuations and adjust their production levels accordingly.

In addition to the alerting system, SkuCaster can also integrate with other business systems like ERP, CRM, and POS, providing businesses with a complete end-to-end solution for managing their seasonal SKUs.

In conclusion, managing seasonal SKUs can be challenging, but using tools like SkuCaster can make it easier. SkuCaster's machine learning-based forecasting engine, combined with its customizable alerting system, can help businesses monitor critical SKUs and adjust production levels in real-time. This can help businesses avoid stockouts, reduce inventory waste, and improve their overall profitability.

Comment below if you have any questions on SkuCaster's Monitoring and Alerting capabilities.

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