- Forecast by SKU, cost, item, currencies, margin, country, channel, customer location, etc.
- Drive inventory and safety stock levels according to customer requirements using the Service Level Optimizer
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This class covers the major functions used in the monthly process, concentrating on the mastering of the fundamental topics so that Forecast Management can be used most effectively and efficiently.
The Monthly Process - an overview
The Basics of Data
Adjusting the Forecast
Moving Around and Order of Access
Aggregation and Proration
Getting Data in and out of DS FM
Saving Data for Performance Evaluation
Summary and Discussion of the Monthly Process
This class covers Forecast Management in more depth as well as many topics that are not covered in the Fundamentals class.
A Review of the basics of the Item Screen
Review of Ranges and User Defined Fields
Review of Aggregation and Proration
Planning Bills of Material
Build Weekly Forecast
Evaluations: Causes and Effects
Getting Help and Troubleshooting
Covers all of the primary functions and utilities associated with the Requirements Planning process.
Understanding Requirements Planning:
Establishing a Manufacturing/Distribution Network
Understanding and interpreting the planning screen data
How the Planned Order quantities are calculated
Interfaces between the mainframe and the DS RP system
Understanding the various kinds of demand in the system and the effect on the planning process
The effect of system options on the planning data
Identifying exceptional Items or circumstances using the Action messages / Alerts
The Order Plan
The many methods available to constrain orders
Using the Performance Summary information to validate data
Using Ranges and Tables
Using the DSRPLD function to automate processes in the Requirements Planning
Exporting and Reporting
DSX Core Functionality
DSX FM Functionality
DSX RP Functionality
Forecasting can and should be a process of continual improvement. The only way to improve is to keep score, evaluate the results and apply the lessons learned from each critique.
Demand Solutions is the competitive advantage for pharmaceutical companies– allowing them to broaden market space
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