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CPG Insights

5 Ways to Strengthen the Foundations of Your Business 

From solidifying financials to utilizing technology to maximize efficiencies, here are 5 actionable steps to help you gain perspective and implement strategies to overcome the inevitable challenges that may be thrown your way.

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Behind the Brand

SOUND's Mission-Driven Brand Is Bubbling Up Change in a Booming Category

This is the journey of two young engineers who built a sustainable beverage business based on a shared vision of bringing health and transparency to a booming category. SOUND Brands Co-founder Salim Najjar on his company's sparkling journey.

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Demand Planning

Why Clean Data Is Crucial to Demand Planning and Forecast Accuracy

Just as high-quality ingredients are essential to the finest meals, large sets of clean data are a prerequisite for producing highly accurate demand forecasts.

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Behind the Brand

How High Road Took Luxury Ice Cream Mainstream

Ice cream by chefs, for chefs. This was High Road Craft Brands' original business plan at least. But 10 years in, the Atlanta-based company has grown significantly, slowly but surely adding private label and retail into its dynamic business model.

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Behind the Brand

How Two Co-Founders Are Shaking Up Multibillion-Dollar Food Categories With a Tiny Cube

Building a brand is tough work. From product development and marketing, to tweaking a million things along the way, the path to success is rarely smooth (and in this case, it's filled with cubes). BOU Brands Co-Founder and President Kunal Kohli discusses...

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Demand Planning

5 Steps to More Accurate Demand Forecasts

The right demand forecasting process can pay huge dividends for your business. But in order to understand and leverage key demand drivers, you first need the have the right data, the right people, and the right software in place. Here's a step-by-step guide.

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Demand Planning

Why Clean Data Is Crucial to Demand Planning and Forecast Accuracy

Just as high-quality ingredients are essential to the finest meals, large sets of clean data are a prerequisite for producing highly accurate demand forecasts.

Read more
Demand Planning

5 Steps to More Accurate Demand Forecasts

The right demand forecasting process can pay huge dividends for your business. But in order to understand and leverage key demand drivers, you first need the have the right data, the right people, and the right software in place. Here's a step-by-step guide.

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Demand Planning

The Critical Importance of Demand Forecasting

Nothing is more important than accuracy when it comes to demand forecasting. The higher the accuracy, the better. It can help businesses run more efficient S&OP meetings, scale with efficiency, and reduce costs across the entire supply chain.

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Demand Planning

Demand Planning Vs. Demand Forecasting

Though they are unmistakably linked, demand planning and demand forecasting are not the same thing. We explain the key differences and similarities between them and demonstrate why forecast accuracy is essential to demand planning and to the overall S&OP...

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Demand Planning

Intro to Demand Planning

Predicting consumer demand is a tough nut to crack. The most effective demand planners have the tools to predict demand accurately and execute a confident supply chain strategy to meet future demand in its tracks...

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Demand Planning

How Data Science Can Help CPG Brands Gain Better Forecast Accuracy

Implementing Machine Learning models and Artificial Intelligence is becoming the norm for CPG brands looking to leverage their data to gain more accurate demand forecasts, maximize sales, and reduce working capital. We explain how to easily implement...

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Case Studies

How a Category Leader Uses Unioncrate’s AI to Rapidly Meet Demand During Covid-19

In a matter of weeks, Unioncrate’s AI self-adjusted to account for unprecedented variables like pantry loading and stockouts, resulting in forecast accuracy near its yearly mean of 84.3%.

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Case Studies

How Dream Pops Saved $110,000 in Overhead After Automating Operations With Unioncrate

"We were running a lot of things manually—even to the point of writing out checks and invoices and mailing them. Our processes were a big time suck and caused a lot of frustration.”

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Case Studies

How Unioncrate Helps SOUND Brands Run Its Entire Operation With a Small Team

“Unioncrate removes the stress and headache of trying to manage several Excel sheets and inventory. It also eliminates the potential for error. That lifts a huge burden because you know your inventory is based on what’s actually there.”

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Case Studies

How Jade Leaf Matcha Runs a Multimillion-Dollar Business With a Team of Just 5

“We were starting to expand and dramatically increase our sales. I could just foresee a point in time where we were going to have this collision course. We’d be trying to open up more doors, but still trying to handle everything in a very manual and...

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Case Studies

How BOU Brands Saves $120,000 Each Year With Unioncrate Versus a Bloated ERP

“Being a startup, our supply chain processes were very manually intensive. It was becoming very challenging, and with all of our growth and the number of distribution points we were now in, mistakes were starting to be made.”

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