How would you plan for a supply chain with the following characteristics: API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) manufacturing with 9-month firm forecast requirement. API Product is sent to CMO (Contract Manufacturing Organization) with 3-month firm forecast requirement. Final product is then sent to 3PL who also requires a 3-month firm forecast. How should demand planning consider all these different requirements from the point of view of the supply chain?

From Issue: It’s Coming, So Get Ready: Demand Planning During An Economic Recession
(Summer 2019)

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