You can copy forecasts from within your own organization, from any other organization, or from any focus or statistical forecast.
You can modify existing forecasts while merging them into new ones. This allows you to forecast (for simulation purposes) the same collection of items, but with altered forecast rates and percentages, using a series of modification factors and/or carry forward days.
When copying from existing forecasts, you have the option to copy original or current forecast quantities. When you merge a forecast, you can selectively overwrite the existing forecast, or you can consolidate forecasts by not overwriting previous forecast entries.
If you load source forecasts with one demand class into a destination forecast with a different demand class, Oracle Master Scheduling/MRP and Supply Chain Planning warns you that the demand classes are different. It associates the new entries in the destination forecast with the demand class of the destination forecast.
To copy or merge forecasts:
Forecast Source List: A source list defined in the Source Lists window.
Specific Forecast: One of your forecasts.
3. Select the forecast organization.
4. Select the forecast/load source list. Select either one of your source lists or one of your forecasts, according to the source type you selected above.
All Entries: Deletes everything on the forecast before merging new information.
No: Deletes nothing and adds new entries to existing entries during the merge. Schedule entries are not combined. You can get multiple forecast entries for the same item on the same day.
Same Source Only: Deletes the entries that have the same source as those you merge. You can replace entries on the forecast that were previously loaded from the same source without affecting other entries on the forecast.
For example, suppose you merge forecasts FC-A and FC-B into FC-C. On a subsequent merge you select Same Source Only and merge FC-B into FC-C. The result is that FC-C contains forecasts from the first merge of FC-A and the second merge of FC-B.
7. Select the explode option.
Current: The current forecast quantity is the original forecast quantity minus any consumption quantities. When you choose this option, you cannot choose to consume the forecast since the forecast quantities already reflect sales order demand that has been placed.
Original: This is the quantity of the forecast without any consumption. When you choose this option, you should choose to consume the forecast if you intend to generate a master schedule using forecasts and sales orders. Consuming the original forecast ensures that demand is not overstated by balancing the forecast and sales order demand.
9. Select the consume option.
10. Select the modification percent.
11. Enter the number of carry forward days.
13. In the Copy/Merge Forecast window, choose Submit.
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