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Forecast settings in the Material Master

Hello gurus

We want to set the forecast model as X ( Seasonal and trend ) and Model Selectionu2014u2018 as Au201D We are getting error message as A is not relevant for this model . Where to do the relevent config .

Please advice where to do the config for the number ranges for the alpha/beta/ factor in the settings



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    Oct 01, 2008 at 04:11 AM


    You have to maintain the forecast profile with automatic model selection and maintain these for the parts while maintaining the forecasting view material master.

    You can create forecast profile from MP80.

    Now whenever you perform the forecast then these profile will be checked and forecast will pick up automatic model.

    Please refer this link

    [Alpha/beta/ factor |]



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    Oct 01, 2008 at 10:52 PM

    Thank you very much . I created the forecast profiles , but how to make this value as default in the Material master

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    • Dear,

      I didn't get your requirement. The system first calculates the basic value on the basis of historical data and then updates this value at the end of every period using the alpha factor.

      The forecast profiles in SOP are different than those in the material master. In SOP, you can use one forecast profile to forecast a whole group of materials. In the material master, each material has its own forecast profile.

      In MC88, enter the material number and plant and select version

      For that varsion copy sales plan from the followinbg menu

      Edit >create sales plan>Forecast

      Copy sales plan to ptoduction plan

      Edit>create production plan>sycronous to sales

      Hope it will help you.