I posted a thread about a month ago and am back again to hear some more good advice and information. I work in a business group which supplies spare parts nationally through regional distribution centers for a large industrial equipment installed base. Despite me being against this, our management has decided to use Demantra to forecast parts usage at the National level and then force down to the regional distribution centers to take a percentage of parts based on past percentage of the total, rather than roll up the individual regional forecasts to create a total.
My question is can Demantra be set to do this? What would it take? Besides being less accurate at a regional level, what other drawbacks are there?
Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.