Within the Energy sector, determining the correct forecasting methodology, a top-down (aggregate), or bottom-up (location-specific) approach, there are several important factors to consider. For example, seasonal demands, availability of substitutes and key economic factors all play a role in determining the best forecasting approach to take.
Demand Solutions self-selects the best forecasting method by taking into account historical data, as well as important current conditions. This flexibility means that wherever you fall in the production or distribution system, be it upstream, downstream, producer or distributor, you can count on the Demand Solutions system to establish more efficient business processes and improved resource management.
Demand Solutions Forecast Management is the industry's most respected forecasting engine and data warehouse, providing 41 months of historical perspective and 24 forecasting formulas.
Demand Solutions Requirements Planning dynamically assesses requirements by using a time-phased replenishment plan that shows monthly, weekly or daily time periods. Requirements Planning tracks scheduled receipts, customer orders, on-hand balances and optimized inventory targets.