Total Marks 5
Starting Date Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Closing Date Monday, December 09, 2019
Question Title Graded Discussion Board No.1
The objective of this discussion is to make the students able to read and analyze the information on the concept of forecasting and to understand how to make an adequate demand forecast.
Asghar Limited is currently dealing in the manufacturing and sales of the furniture equipment. The organization is currently facing severe financial troubles. At the inquiry it was revealed that these troubles are majorly due to inadequate demand forecast. The sales manager who was responsible for making the demand forecast, when contacted for the explanation of the trouble reported that the major problem lies in the inaccuracy of the demand forecast. Sometimes, the company incurs huge expenses on inventory holding in situations of reduced demand while at others; the company has to face losses by giving up their valuable customers, when they are unable to meet the customer demand because of the shortage of the produced items.
Being a student of production/operations manager, how will you help the Sales Manager in monitoring the forecast errors and in improving the accuracy of their demand forecasts in order to ensure that the demand forecasts are performed adequately in future?
Before attempting the GDB, gather and read required information about inventory management. After doing this, carefully attempt GDB as per requirements.
The length of your answer must not exceed “250” words.
Avoid directly copying material from any source. Produce logical points in your own words.
Adopt a critical approach while answering the given question.
Only logical and rational points supported by good reasoning will be awarded marks.
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