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3389505 - Forecast consumption not working as expected on different time levels


You are running forecast consumption on an aggregated time level (for example, running with the profile in monthly level and having the data stored in weekly level), and the backward/forward consumption is not happening on the stored level as you expect. For example:

Forecast Consumption Direction: 1: First backward, then forward

Number of Backward Consumption Periods: 1

Number of Forward Consumption Periods:4

You expect that the previous bucket should be consumed as per the forecast consumption direction, instead, it consumes a bucket in the future.



  • SAP Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • SAP Integrated Business Planning (SCM-IBP)


SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain all versions


profile, aggregate, technical week, operator, template, S&OP, supply , KBA , SCM-IBP-SUP-ALG , Algorithms , SCM-IBP-SUP , Supply , Problem

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