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APO DP - lifecycle planning

I am using APO DP V5.

I am forecasting at a monthly level, then performing time based disaggregation down to weeks.

So, when performing forecasting using lifecycle planning, the 'phase in'/'phase out' profiles are of course working at a monthly level.

But in fact I want to be able to model the 'phase in'/'phase out' <u>within</u> a month, ie at <u>weekly</u> level.

So, for example, suppose at monthly level, the 'phase in' results in a forecast qty of 0 for month n, and 100 for month n1. But in month n1 I actually want to see quantities of 25, 50, 75, 100 at the weekly level.

Any ideas about how I could do this? I'm thinking about careful use of time based disaggregation factors for instance.

Thanks, Bob Austin, Atos Origin

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    Posted on Sep 12, 2007 at 02:34 PM

    I would suggest you to havetwo Data views -one in Month and the other in Week. You can have two Forecast Profiles, that are defined that works on weekly and monthly levels. The former can have LC active and the latter may not. These two profiles will create monthly and weekly forecast keyfigures respectively. While doing time disaggregation of monthly forecast keyfigure, use the weekly forecast keyfigure for disaggregation.

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    Posted on Sep 11, 2007 at 09:41 AM

    Dear Bob,

    I feel that to ahcieve this you will have to run the statistical forecasting in weekly time buckets.

    regards,

    Kedar

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