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Forecasting new items

  • 1.  Forecasting new items

    Posted Sep 25, 2019 07:14 PM
    My organization is currently running AX 2012 R3 CU8 and we typically create several new items per month.  I'm trying to find a way to generate demand forecast for them.  But since there is no demand history, they are not included in the Statistical Baseline Forecast.

    What's the best way to get a demand forecast into AX for new items?

    Ken Hershberger
    Director - IT Systems
    The Penrod Company
    Virginia Beach VA
    Academy - Online Interactive Learning from Experts

  • 2.  RE: Forecasting new items

    Posted Sep 26, 2019 06:35 AM
    Hi Ken,
    Hopefully this link will help guide you on the use of the demand forecasting functions that existed in AX prior to the release of the Azure ML based tool that came to market with R3, and that still exist in the product today inclusive of D365FO. In fact, the Azure ML tool feeds its outputs into this part of the system where MRP picks it up for further planning.


    Jack Moran
    Solutions Architect
    Columbus Global
    Greenfield NH

    Academy - Online Interactive Learning from Experts

  • 3.  RE: Forecasting new items

    Posted Oct 01, 2019 10:29 AM
    Hi Ken,
    There is a ReqDemPlanStagingTable that you can import transactions to as if they were real history. So you could take history of a like item, then in your excel file change the item number to the new item, import it to that table and it treats it like any other history. I believe this is what is included in the link Jack sent below

    Andrew Lencsak
    Solution Architect

    Academy - Online Interactive Learning from Experts

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