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2952676 - IBP: Dependent Demand Mean and Independent Demand Mean will not always be equal at a Customer-Facing location - Inventory


  • At a pure customer-facing location, it might be expected that the Dependent Demand Mean (DEPENDENTLOCATIONDEMANDMEAN) and Independent Demand Mean (DEPENDENTCUSTOMERDEMANDMEAN) key figures will always be equal (offset by lead time).
  • This may not always be the case:
    • Remember that DEPENDENTLOCATIONDEMANDMEAN is the propagated demand on the arc/lane from the customer-facing location to the upstream location, while
    • DEPENDENTCUSTOMERDEMANDMEAN is demand calculated from the forecast at product-location-customer group level.



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