How to Deal with Bullwhip Effects
Wonderfull question! The answer depends on:
1. Your actual situation were you are right now.
2. Your target condition.
2a Short term (today or next week, for you and nearby colleges)
2b Long term (within 3 months or a year, your challenge)
Search for Mike Rother, Bill Constantino, Emiel van Est and Toyota Kata - Improvement - learning. They are investigating the subject and have interesting outcomes. There are good-practices you might learn of.
There is no single easy answer. You and your colleges are key to act in real time. Good luck!