Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A long, plaited rawhide whip with a knotted end.
  • transitive v. To whip or beat with a bullwhip.

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  • n. a whip made from plaited leather, often with a knotted end, for use with livestock
  • v. to beat with a bullwhip

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Examples

  • And the Wall Street Journalcall the economic recovery a 'bullwhip' - as in we're about to get hit again.

    Gawker

  • In supply chains, forecast errors compound across the supply chain in a phenomena known as the bullwhip effect resulting in excess inventory and a costly failure to match supply with demand.

    Subprime failure and Prediction markets

  • The so-called bullwhip effect, whereby a post-recession resumption of demand creates a snap-back effect that's often larger than customer demand, is waning as inventory gains slow and companies are more closely matching their output to demand.

    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • Even if you're not a drover, a bullwhip is a pretty fun thing to use.

    MAKE Magazine

  • By giving the supply chain the ability to see real customer demand, we reduce the planning "bullwhip" effect, where the planning and forecasting error gets amplified as it passes up the supply chain, and the correction is then amplified in the other direction.

    Changes At Sun Microsystems

  • I guess a bullwhip is a lot safer than Yellowstone’s Old Faithful.

    ELIZA DUSHKU PRODUCING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

  • The Wall Street Journal, published an extremely informative piece this morning that details how Caterpillar, perhaps the ideal industrial bellwether company to consider as a thermometer to gauge the temperature of the economy, is preparing itself and its suppliers for the "bullwhip" effect of an economic recovery.

    SpendMatters

  • Timothy Aeppel, who often covers the procurement and supply chain area for The Wall Street Journal, published an extremely informative piece this morning that details how Caterpillar, perhaps the ideal industrial bellwether company to consider as a thermometer to gauge the temperature of the economy, is preparing itself and its suppliers for the "bullwhip" effect of an economic recovery.

    Enterprise Irregulars

  • "bullwhip" effect caused by each party in the chain adding a hedge to the demand forecast.

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  • And he almost immediately became a local legend because as a former cowboy," says Huang, "he would walk the most dangerous beats in Chinatown carrying a bullwhip.

    Author Investigates Real-Life Inspiration for Fictional Charlie Chan

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