2nd July 2018

Something beautiful in forecasting is about to happen

J+D are very proud to announce the launch of their latest pharmaceutical forecasting innovation, FC+. FC+ is a unique forecasting software for pharma and bio tech companies. Long gone are the days of slow, clunky, difficult to read forecasting models. FC+ is a responsive, intuitive…
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25th January 2018

Complexity Versus Simplicity: The Forecast Model Balancing Act

A successful forecast model design, as our previous article explored, relies on four key ingredients: transparency, tailoring, flexibility and simplicity. However, getting the right amount of simplicity can be challenging when the other ingredients can drive complexity in a forecast model. Toeing the line between…
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8th December 2017

Four Core Ingredients Of Successful Forecast Model Design

A forecast model should make your life easier, not harder. It should allow people with varying capabilities, responsibilities and experiences to input their ideas and rationale, and understand what will happen to a product if the market changes. Therefore, a successful forecast model gives structure…
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27th June 2017

J+D Expands into Japan

J+D Consulting are pleased to announce their new partnership with Seigo Maeda, founder of SDMJ Consulting in Japan (previously president of Datamonitor Japan for 17 years), who will support J+D’s continued Global expansion into the Japanese market. David James (MD, J+D Consulting) said yesterday “We…
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21st June 2017

It’s not just a number!

The fundamental pillars that support good forecasting! The Context Here at J+D Consulting we create 100’s of strategic forecasting and operational planning models for many of the largest pharmaceutical companies year on year. These figures have increased consistently, certainly in the last 3-5 years; as scrutiny from…
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14th June 2017

Diving into the deep waters of forecasting

‘Immerse yourself with confidence’ The Context Time and time again we hear from Brand Managers, Researchers, Analysts and even Forecasters about the challenges in understanding, and developing forecasts. Many stakeholders in a business feel uncomfortable about the time involved in the forecasting process, choosing the…
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13th June 2017

Using existing, internal data sources to generate a better understanding of your customers

Knock, Knock Whose there? The Context Consider the following age old question: just how well do you know your customers? Perhaps most pharmaceutical companies would probably argue that they know their customers very well. But are there opportunities to understand them even better…? This was…
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28th March 2017

Pharmaceutical Forecasting Excellence ‘Tailoring Forecasts to Client Needs’

Forecasting across the Product Lifecycle Forecasting is a crucial exercise for mid and long term planning, yet it can be a particularly challenging and complex task in the pharmaceutical domain. It covers a wide range of methods and techniques that may be applied selectively to serve…
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27th March 2017

Chinese Whispers: Mind the gap between Market Research + Forecast Models

The Context One of the challenges regularly faced in market research and forecasting is the alignment of data from market research in to the creation of a robust model. When building a forecast model, you gather primary and secondary data, and develop assumptions that senior…
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17th July 2016

J+D delivers impactful forecasting training at EphMRA 2016 Conference

We were delighted to be a part of EphMRA’s Flagship Annual Conference this year in Frankfurt. As a thought leader in Forecasting, David James (CEO of J+D Consulting) is always pleased to offer advice and support to others in the Pharma Industry regarding the importance…
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