Someone (who shall go unnamed in this article) posted a comment in response to a LinkedIn post entitled Why Your Forecast Accuracy Hasn’t Improved. Here’s what the comment said:
I think that quite a few of us have given up on pushing for accurate forecasts and resorted to other options such as planning at the sub-assembly level and putting together strategies to allow for more “agility,” i.e., firefighting capabilities. I agree… that companies think they can grab additional market share or shelf space by offering more and more options, more varieties of items. This makes planning at the end item, not only inaccurate but, pretty much invalid as soon as the new product pipeline is updated.