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Forecast distribution

Hello experts,

i have a question about forecast distribution.

FC is now calculated in DP as a monthly quantity.

The business requirement is to have forecast released to SNP as weekly quantities, according to a distribution function and to the number of working days in the week.

We have a couple of possible solutions:

1. disaggregation in DP based on another key figure

2. use a distribution function when releasing to SNP

I tried using the second option but it's not working as expected in our system, and while i am waiting for a response from OSS i would like to check the first one.

1. FC calculated as a monthly quantity

2. FC disaggregated at daily level according to another key figure (manually maintained by the user where necessary)

3. FC re-aggregated as a weekly quantity

4. FC released to SNP in a particular day of each week (i.e. first day of the week, usually monday). If the week lies in between two months(3 days in Month1, 2 days in Month2 ), the FC has be released in the first day of the week that lies in the "corresponding" month.

Do you think this solution is feasible using standard functionalities or does it require an enhancement?

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    May 08, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    HI,

    Solution is possible..

    What issue, are you facing...?

    regards

    umamahesh

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hello Uma,

      you're right, obviously working and non-working days are maintained in SNP shipping calendar for the location.

      Anyway, we have now partially solved our problems with the period split profile/distribution function, and based on the results of the simulation i can say that it is what we need to satisfy the requirement.

      I appreciate your help about the disaggregating/reaggregating in DP, but i thing we'll go for the "period split" solution if we can solve some problems we actually have (released quantity differs from total quantity in DP).

      Regards

      Mauro