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Sales Forecast Make-to-inventory companies need a sales forecast for each finished product. The system will not create a forecast, but merely stores it or imports the data from a host system.
At the simplest level it will be an average weekly or monthly figure for each product. A more sophisticated forecast will have a separate figure for each week or month, and will reflect products with seasonal demand, new products with increasing demand, and products at the end of their life cycle, with declining demand.
Some companies simply use sales history as a forecast, on the assumption that what was sold in the past, is what will be sold in the future.
There are many statistical functions, within Excel, that may be used to read sales history and generate a sales forecast. Making product managers, or account managers, responsible for the accuracy of the forecasts they make, and then monitoring their performance, is a very effective tool for improving the accuracy of the forecasts.
A forecast for a product for a week or month, will be revised several times before the week or month arrives. Forecasts made several months in advance may be used to purchase long lead-time materials. Every version of the forecast is written away into a database, together with the actual demand, and used to generate several forecast accuracy reports.
It is important to record actual demand orders rather than invoiced sales, as demand, which is not fulfilled in the period lost salesbecause of stock-outs, for example, is not reflected in invoiced sales.
Demand Calendar This lists the public holidays, and is used to determine how many days of forecast demand there are in each month.
If the forecast is in months, this worksheet is used to describe how the forecast will be spread throughout the month. Splitting Forecast into Weeks Typically, companies maintain their sales forecasts in months. However, a month is not a good time bucket for planning, as each month varies in length.
This worksheet breaks down each month into weeks, and considers that: Sales Order Records A list of outstanding orders placed by customers.
Typically this data will reside in a host system, and will be downloaded into Excel via an ODBC driver. Minimum requirements are Product, Quantity, and Due Date. Starting Point Planning and scheduling starts now, and looks forward into the future, so the system needs to recognise the date and time that is the starting point of the plan.
The user may be key the starting point into a cell in Excel, or it could be the system time of the PC running the system, or it could be the date that the inventory balances were read from the host system. Forecast Consumption Rules The system may modify the sales forecast in light of actual sales or outstanding sales orders.
Rules are set to tell the system how to respond, as illustrated by the following examples: You forecast to sell of a particular product in the current month.
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Sales Forecast. Make-to-inventory companies need a sales forecast for each finished product. Some companies refer to a product as a “stock keeping unit” (SKU).