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Mar 2016 - IDC PeerScape - Doc # US41086516

IDC PeerScape: Practices for Addressing Bullwhip Effect for Retail Supply Chains

By: Victoria BrownResearch Manager, Global Supply Chain Execution

Table of Contents

IDC PeerScape Figure

Figure: IDC PeerScape: Bullwhip Effect — Practices to Reduce the Impacts of Bullwhip in a Retail Supply Chain

IDC Opinion

In This Study

Situation Overview

Practice 1: Diversify Supplier Bases and Hold Them Accountable

Practice 2: Standardize Communication Between Retailers and Suppliers

Practice 3: Use Distributed Order Management to Reallocate Goods

Practice 4: Align Financial Planning with Physical Supply Chain Tracking

Practice 5: Analyze Live-Time Root Cause Failure Data

Future Outlook

Summary of Practices

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