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Forecasting Definitions: (additional definitions coming soon)

Demand Curve - a chart that shows the relationship between price and quantity.  The horizontal axis shows the Quantity Demanded of a product. The vertical axis shows the Price.

Demand Planning -

Forecast - an estimation of the future demand for a product. It is usually stated as a quantity (or value) over a specific time period. There are a number of inputs into a forecast, such as: historical data, market trends, marketing data and sales force feedback.

Forecast Error - a comparison between actual demand and forecasted demand. It is usually stated as a percentage.

POS (Point of Sale Data) - data that shows the actual units sold.  Usually tracked by bar code scanning.



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