Forecast/Planning Model 3 - Consumption
(Planned Usage) Schedule, Version 1.0
a/k/a Supplier-Managed Inventory Forecast
Status: Provisional Ratification by Committee November 2000.
Recast of Pre-2000 Version A Forecast Models (Balloted and
Ratified by Membership, August 1997)
Data Requirements by Forecast Type - Consumption (Planned Usage) Schedule
This section contains a "technology-independent" view of the
data requirements for this forecast type. The individual technologies have specific
requirements - see Index of Business Documents for more
Forecast Model 2 inherits Basic Forecast Data and Basic Line Item data from the Class Diagram: Basic Data Requirements.
The additional information sent in Supplier-Managed Inventory (SMI) forecast files is somewhat different than what is sent in
other types of forecast files. This forecast will contain five major pieces of
information. They are:
Forecasted consumption (in-house usage or sales) quantities covering n months
Current available inventory at the buyers plant
Minimum required inventory level at the buyers plant ("target
Maximum required inventory level at the buyers plant ("target
Advice and notification of enough recent delivery receipts to allow the supplier to
calculate how much inventory is in-transit; alternatively, the buyer may
calculate and provide in-transit quantity using ship notices from the
All of these pieces of information are necessary for a supplier to manage the buyers
inventory. Once the supplier receives this information, the supplier must take the
appropriate steps to calculate the ship quantities and dates required to keep the
buyers on-hand balance between the desired minimum and maximum targets. The process
of determining ship quantities and dates, or "netting" will vary from supplier
to supplier, and may be proprietary information. As such, methods for netting are not
covered in this document.
The class diagrams with no shading color are inherited
basic forecast data.
The class diagrams in teal
represent data contents of the consumption schedule.
Remaining diagrams represent contents of
other forecast types - these data items are not used in the Consumption