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Definition

There are some settings that you must make for certain forecast strategies. The table below shows you which settings these are. You make these settings either in the univariate forecast profile or under the Model and Parameters tabs of the Forecast view on the demand planning desktop.

Use

Model Type

Forecast Strategy

 

Make these forecast settings…

Constant

Forecast with constant model

10

Alpha factor if other than 0.3

Constant

First-order exponential smoothing

11

Alpha factor if other than 0.3

Constant

Constant model with automatic alpha adaptation (first-order)

12

Alpha factor (optional entry)

Constant

Moving average

13

 

Constant

Weighted moving average

14

Weighting group

Trend

Forecast with trend model

20

Alpha factor if other than 0.3

Beta factor if other than 0.3

Trend dampening profile (optional entry)

Trend

First-order exponential smoothing

21

Alpha factor if other than 0.3

Beta factor if other than 0.3

Trend dampening profile (optional entry)

Trend

Second-order exponential smoothing

22

Alpha factor if other than 0.3

Beta factor if other than 0.3

Trend dampening profile (optional entry)

Trend

Trend model with automatic alpha adaptation (second-order)

23

Alpha factor if other than 0.3 (optional entry); beta factor; trend dampening profile (optional entry)

Seasonal

Forecast with seasonal model

30

Alpha factor if other than 0.3

Gamma factor if other than 0.3

Periods per season

Seasonal

Seasonal model based on Winters' method

31

Alpha factor if other than 0.3

Gamma factor if other than 0.3

Periods per season

Seasonal trend

Forecast with seasonal trend models

40

Alpha factor if other than 0.3

Beta factor if other than 0.3

Gamma factor if other than 0.3

Periods per season

Trend dampening profile (optional entry)

Seasonal trend

First-order exponential smoothing

41

Alpha factor if other than 0.3

Beta factor if other than 0.3

Gamma factor if other than 0.3

Periods per season

Trend dampening profile (optional entry)

Automatic model selection

Forecast with automatic model selection (model selection procedure 1)

50

Alpha factor if other than 0.3

Beta factor if other than 0.3

Gamma factor if other than 0.3

Periods per season

Trend dampening profile (optional entry)

Automatic model selection

Test for trend (model selection procedure 1)

51

Alpha factor if other than 0.3

Beta factor if other than 0.3

Trend dampening profile (optional entry)

Automatic model selection

Test for season (model selection procedure 1)

52

Alpha factor if other than 0.3

Gamma factor if other than 0.3

Periods per season

Automatic model selection

Test for trend and season (model selection procedure 1)

53

Alpha factor if other than 0.3

Beta factor if other than 0.3

Gamma factor if other than 0.3

Periods per season

Trend dampening profile (optional entry)

Manual model selection with test for an additional pattern

Seasonal model and test for trend (model selection procedure 1)

54

Alpha factor if other than 0.3

Beta factor if other than 0.3

Gamma factor if other than 0.3

Periods per season

Trend dampening profile (optional entry)

Manual model selection with test for an additional pattern

Trend model and test for seasonal pattern (model selection procedure 1)

55

Alpha factor if other than 0.3

Beta factor if other than 0.3

Gamma factor if other than 0.3

Periods per season

Trend dampening profile (optional entry)

Automatic model selection

Model selection procedure 2

56

Periods per season

Copy history

Historical data used as forecast data

60

 

Croston

Croston Method

80

Alpha factor

Linear regression

Simple linear regression

94

 

 

 

 

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