Demand Forecasting & Planning: Training Courses and Workshops

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Forecasting Training Courses - Demand Planning Course

Forecast Solutions provides demand planning and demand forecasting training in the form of courses and workshops. These events are suitable for demand planners, demand managers, inventory managers, forecasting executives and sales and marketing teams.

We carry out demand planning and sales forecasting training courses in-house for individual organisations and also offer public training courses. Every effort is made to match course material in terms of skill level and content to best suit the needs of the delegates. .

Demand planning and demand forecasting training courses are independent of any particular software except in the sense that Excel is used for worked exercises. Delegates are left with working templates for a number of the most practical and effective forecasting techniques.

Some popular course formats:

  1. Introduction to Sales Forecasting (1 day)
  2. Demand Planning and Forecasting Workshop (2 days)
  3. Forecasting in Excel (1 day)
  4. Sales Forecasting and Stock Policy Course (1 day)
  5. Advanced Forecasting and Planning (1 day)

The next public courses to take place at Studley Wood Golf Club, Oxfordshire:

20th Sept 2017: Introduction to Sales Forecasting (1 day)

20th-21st Sept 2017: Demand Planning and Forecasting Workshop (2 days)

7th-8th Nov 2017: Demand Planning and Forecasting Workshop (2 days)

For further details on demand planning and sales forecasting training courses please click on the link below or contact us by email at info@forecastsolutions.co.uk or by telephone on 01844 291942. Bookings can be made through the further links below or by telephone or email.

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Introduction to Sales Forecasting Course

The Introduction to Sales Forecasting training course provides an appreciation of alternative approaches to sales forecasting and a working knowledge of some simple but effective techniques. Some practical methods for analysing and dealing with seasonality are described. The important topics of sales forecasting for new products and promotional forecasting are included. This course is delivered as in-house training or, subject to place availability, may be accommodated as the first day of the two day course below.

Demand Planning and Forecasting Workshop

The two day Demand Planning and Forecasting Workshop is our most popular demand planning course. The alternative methods for demand forecasting are introduced and developed to cover seasonal analysis, causal forecasting and the common methods of time series projection including curve fitting, moving average and exponential smoothing.

Differences in approach for short term sales forecasting, medium term demand forecasting and sales and operations planning are explored.  Other topics include sales forecast accuracy measurement, new product and promotional forecasting, and the growing use of EPOS data.  Some aspects of supply planning are covered, including the basics of stock policy and the calculation of safety stock. Course material is backed up with worked examples in Microsoft Excel.

This workshop is regularly offered as a public course or can be provided in-house at your office.

Advanced Forecasting and Planning

This one day course is provided on an in-house basis and is most suitable for delegates who have previously attended the 2 day Demand Planning and Forecasting Workshop or who have reached a similar skill level through other training or work experience. The subject matter is tailored for the company and delegates to cover a selection of the most useful and relevant set of topics across causal analysis, time series forecasting and stock planning to a more advanced level. Attention can be given to the processes as well as techniques that are of most concern to the company.

Sales Forecasting and Stock Policy Course

The Sales Forecasting and Stock Policy Course covers the essential elements of demand forecasting together with some aspects of supply planning. Different approaches to sales forecasting are discussed and a selection of techniques are covered in detail. Other topics include demand forecasting for sales and operations planning and the basics of stock policy and demand management. This course is only delivered in-house by special arrangement and can therefore be tailored to a basic or intermediate level.

 

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