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Rodolphe B.
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François D.
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Arthur K.
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Eric W.
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Orders moving up an down that get large then small over time mean that you have experienced the Bullwhip effect. See the eLearning courses on the Bullwhip effect for more information on how to make orders more even throughout the year.

Changes in demand mean that costs rise slowly at first but can start to rise more rapidly if the Bullwhip effect is allowed to continue. Higher costs throughout the supply chain mean less profit for all steps in the supply chain, including yours. See the courses on the Bullwhip effect for how to keep costs low.

Stock moving up and down that gets high then goes into backlog over time mean that you have experienced the Bullwhip effect. See the eLearning courses on the Bullwhip effectfor more information on how to keep stock more even throughout the year.