Big Data

Planning And Forecasting Base On Your Customers' Product Life Cycles

Date Added: Jul 2009
Format: PDF

It is often difficult to forecast customer demand, revenue and profitability. When your company is a component supplier for your customers' end product platform, you might find yourself in situations where you must plan for your next few years of production capacity and top line revenue growth without a clear understanding of where your customers' plans and business is going. Your customers may not know or be willingly to share the current lifespan of their platforms, the replacement I update schedule, and whether they intend to source from the same vendors in the next product cycle.