This introductory course provides students the basic information to understand how to use, set up and run demand forecasting in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations to support company planning strategies. Students will also learn how to manually enter demand or supply forecasts.
First, the course discusses Forecast planning as a prediction of future sales, and how we run a forecast schedule in the Master planning module. It then covers Forecast Models, which are the building blocks of the forecasting process.
The next topic is Demand forecasts, which is an analysis of what is needed to meet the forecast. This will include historical demand, as well as planned and firmed supply, which will be run through Master planning to see where the needs are. Within this topic, we will cover Azure Machine Learning, which will add another level of analysis to the forecast.
The course also covers Demand forecasting parameters, which will include things like item allocation keys, units of measure, and methods of baseline forecast creation. This will include a discussion of Forecasting algorithm parameters. The course then demonstrates the running for Forecast planning and reviews the planned orders that are generated as a result.
Lastly, the course covers Supply forecasting, the concept of limited goods that would be available to meet demands. It demonstrates how to enter the supply forecast as well as the demand forecast on an item by item basis.
Format: Blended learning for on-site, private delivery. A combination of e-learning with trainer input from a Microsoft Certified Trainer.
WHAT ARE THE GOALS FOR THIS COURSE?
- Describe process of creating forecast models and submodels
- Describe general process of defining forecast plan parameters
- Describe parameters of the demand forecast algorithm
- Describe how to create and run a demand forecast
- Describe how to create a manual forecast line entry
WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES TO CONSUME THIS COURSE?