Aberdeen Group has made available a new online Demand Network Assessment Tool, allowing companies across industries to benchmark their networks and sell-side supply chains. The tool is being supplied by E2open, based on independent research findings from Aberdeen. It is intended to help companies assess and improve a variety of processes, including customer order management and delivery, channel inventory management and replenishment, demand forecasting, and sell-side and customer data management. By going through a 10-minute assessment online, businesses can compare their capabilities with those of the leading companies participating in Aberdeen's benchmark research studies. In addition, they can obtain a customized score and report, outlining recommendations for improvement and the deployment of solutions related to demand network management. Aberdeen sees a strong move by industry toward adopting more "customer-driven" supply chain strategies. Customer-related challenges are among the top three drivers for companies rethinking the way in which they manage multi-partner supply chains, the firm said.
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