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Overview of Forecast Consumption

Forecast consumption replaces forecasted demand with actual sales order demand. Each time you create a sales order line, you create actual demand. If the actual demand is already forecasted, the forecast demand must be decremented by the sales order quantity to avoid counting the same demand twice.

The Planning Manager is a background concurrent process that performs automatic forecast consumption as you create sales orders.

Forecast consumption relieves forecast items based on the sales order line schedule date. When an exact date match is found, consumption decrements the forecast entry by the sales order quantity. Other factors that may affect the forecast consumption process are backward and forward consumption days and forecast bucket type.

When you create a new forecast -- especially from an external source -- you can also apply consumption that has already occurred for other forecasts to the new one.

See Also

Planning Manager

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