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SAS(R) Demand-Driven Forecasting: Using the Solution

This course teaches forecasters and planners how to use SAS Forecast Analyst Workbench to predict product demand by using complex statistical models, develop a forecast consensus across the...

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$1,600 USD GSA  $1,261.36
Course Code FAW
Duration 2 days
Available Formats Classroom
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This course teaches forecasters and planners how to use SAS Forecast Analyst Workbench to predict product demand by using complex statistical models, develop a forecast consensus across the organization, and aggregate selected forecasts in the SAS Supply Chain Intelligence Center.

Skills Gained

  • Explore and analyze historical demand.
  • Forecast product demand by applying advanced statistical models.
  • Integrate plans with SAS Forecast Studio to create new models and add events to the forecasting process.
  • Develop a forecast consensus.
  • Integrate plans in SAS Supply Chain Intelligence Center for easy access by executive management.

Who Can Benefit

  • Forecasters and business planners who have the responsibility to develop consensus forecasts in conjunction with the sales and operations planning process

Prerequisites

  • Before taking this course, it is beneficial to have knowledge of forecasting and demand planning processes.

Course Details

Introduction to SAS Demand-Driven Forecasting

  • Stating the benefits of using SAS Demand-Driven Forecasting.
  • Giving examples of the results produced from the solution.
  • Describing the business scenario at a high level.
  • Navigating workspaces.
  • Accessing online Help.
  • Modifying preferences.

Forecasting Plans

  • Understanding the components of the Forecast Plans workspace.
  • Managing existing forecast plans.
  • Creating a new forecast plan.
  • Editing a forecast plan.

Advanced Forecast Modeling

  • Diagnosing plans.
  • integrating with SAS Forecast Studio.
  • Managing plans.

Scenario Analysis

  • Understanding the requirements necessary to perform a scenario analysis.
  • Shaping demand by running various what-if scenarios.
  • Exploring the Scenario Analysis interface.
  • Using the Scenario Analysis interface to perform various what-if scenarios on a specific plan.

New Product Forecasting

  • Defining new product workflow within Forecast Analyst Workbench.
  • Exploring the New Products workspace.
  • Creating a new product forecast.
  • Assigning a new product forecast to a plan.

Generating a Consensus

  • Describing the consensus process.
  • Identifying the interfaces and products used to perform consensus planning.
  • Overriding forecasted values based on consensus.
  • Completing the consensus process and loading consensus values into the Forecast Analyst Workbench.
  • Initiating the consensus process for a new cycle.
  • Completing consensus workflow for a new cycle.

SAS Supply Chain Intelligence Center

  • Displaying and viewing content from supply chain reports.
  • Alerting stakeholders when thresholds are reached.
  • Quickly viewing key performance indicators within the supply chain.
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