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Creating Demand Classes

You can group similar customers or sales orders by creating demand classes. Demand classes are a means of grouping different sources of demand separately for consumption purposes.

When you create a forecast and/or a master schedule, you have the option of associating a demand class with it. When you book a sales order that has an associated demand class, the forecast consumption process searches the forecasts for entries that have the corresponding demand class. The consumption process attempts to consume these entries first.

The shipment of a sales order or the creation of discrete jobs within a particular demand class causes relief to occur in any master demand schedule and master production schedule that is associated with that demand class.

   To create and update demand classes:

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Overview of Demand Classes

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