flowcasting – it's simple, intuitive and makes perfect sense. At conferences, talks and seminars, I have yet to meet anyone who doesn't describe it this way after learning about it.
But how easy is it for a retail planner (who has been living in a reorder point world for years) to internalize it?
Understanding the mechanics of it is very easy. And for newbies who have nothing to “unlearn”, internalizing it is a piece of cake too. But for those who have to break old habits, it's no picnic. And even once they do “see the light”, it's still incredibly easy to fall back into the old habits if they're not vigilant and disciplined.
It's kinda like this: