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October 8, 2018 Release Notes

Updated Analytics

Updated DemandCaster analytics with new metrics and a streamlined organization. Here is a brief summary of some of the changes:

  1. In order to save space, item number and name are no longer both shown. You may choose to show either name or number in system settings. The not visible name or item number will be shown as tooltip when hovering over the visible item number or name.
  2. The Segmentation Analytic has been removed and is now combined with the Classification Analysis.
  3. The Forecast Analysis includes helpful information about the items history type and recommended approach to planning. These new metrics help assess the forecastability of a given item.
  4. The Stocking Analysis now includes inventory related metrics. These were previously in the Classification Analysis.
  5. The Order Point Analysis has been streamlined to show only the safety stock model applied to a given item. Additional metrics such as Safety Stock Time Frame have been added.
  6. The Review Analysis no longer includes any metrics specific to this page. All metrics found on this page are from the 5 primary analysis pages. This page will be the basis of the forthcoming Supply Chain Dashboard enhancement.

You can learn more by reviewing the section Analytics and specifically the article Analytics Logic.

Update to Item Maintenance Excel Report

Added "Items Not Included in Reports" field to item data maintenance excel. This helps users identify which items are not included in reports as a result of the "Do Not Include in Report" item option.

Options Tab Save Button Location Moved

 

The Options tab "Save" button has been moved to the top of the page to place it in the same location as the Multi-Edit Save button to ensure a consistent user experience.

Month to Week Forecast Split Refinement

Previously, the split between a monthly forecast to a daily requirement plan did not adhere to the monthly forecast value when the end of one month and the beginning of the next month was in the middle of the week. Previously, the daily forecast values of that monthly transition week were the same.

The calculation has been refined to ensure the daily forecast values of the given month follows the monthly forecast value. For example, in the image below, the October Forecast has a daily forecast of 15,870 units per day, whereas the November forecast has a value of 17,500 units per day. As such, the week of October 28th reflects the transition from October to November adhering to the associated daily forecast value for each month.

Planning Time and Statistical Forecast Length Option Increased from 5 to 6 years

This is the "Planning time horizon" setting found in System Settings under Sales & Operations Planning Settings.

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