Hello dear AXUsers,
I'm new to forecasting in AX (although I'm using old AX 2009) and I'm struggling a bit with all the setups.
I'd love to have some hints about purchase forecast in AX – is any of you using it?
Below are more details of what I've attempted to do.
For one item, I've created a purchase forecast, based on an allocation key.
On my master plan, I've selected a forecast plan and a forecast model (just named them – nothing else).
I ticked "include forecast plans" and I've selected "Reduction principle = Purchase/ sales orders".
I was hoping that with that setup, my forecast would generate planned purchase orders, but that the actual purchase orders would be subtracted to them.
I run "forecast plan" then "master plan".
I get a planned purchase order for the forecasted quantity, but it doesn't seem to be taking into account the purchase orders that I've already created and received the same months… Quite useless then 😉
I've tried adding a "reduction key" on the item's coverage group, just in case, although I'm not sure it's necessary when the reduction principle is "purchase / sales orders" (isn't it only for "percent"?). It didn't help anyways.
Any idea what I'm missing? Any feedback is very welcome (even if it's something like "strange, this should work, it does for me…").
Thank you by advance!