The purpose of this procedure is to create period forecasts per item and warehouse using automatically generated calculations.
To start this procedure the following prerequisites must be met:
Follow the steps below to conduct an automatic forecast calculation.
Select 'Automatic Forecast. Calculate' (FCS100), panel E.
Specify the items to forecast.
Specify the start method (when demand history is insufficient to perform normal forecast calculations based on the specified forecast method).
Press Enter to start the forecast calculation.
New forecast values are calculated per period and saved for the specified items and warehouses. The number of periods for which these values are calculated is determined by the forecast method selected.
In connection with forecast calculation, a demand check and forecast check are also performed. This is also done for items forecasted manually. This means that calculated forecast errors are also updated, specified checks are made in the forecast methods and, forecast warnings are issued when necessary.