Retail Demand Forecasting (RDF) Business Essentials 13.2

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This course takes the user through a through explanation of the benefits, features and functionality of the Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting solution. It includes traditional forecasting via a variety of forecast methods as well as forecasting for special scenarios such as Like Item and Sister Store or Product Cloning. Additional functionality through optional components such as Curve- which is used to create Curve Profiles, Promote - which is used for promotional forecasting and Grade. What if-forecasting capability is also discussed.

Learn To:
  • Define Demand Forecasting
  • Identify challenges to Retail Demand Forecasting (RDF)
  • Explain how RDF provides solutions to business needs
  • Describe the …

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This course takes the user through a through explanation of the benefits, features and functionality of the Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting solution. It includes traditional forecasting via a variety of forecast methods as well as forecasting for special scenarios such as Like Item and Sister Store or Product Cloning. Additional functionality through optional components such as Curve- which is used to create Curve Profiles, Promote - which is used for promotional forecasting and Grade. What if-forecasting capability is also discussed.

Learn To:
  • Define Demand Forecasting
  • Identify challenges to Retail Demand Forecasting (RDF)
  • Explain how RDF provides solutions to business needs
  • Describe the RDF Business Process Flow
  • List the RDF Task Templates
  • Prepare data for forecasting

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Audience
  • Business Analysts
  • Sales
  • Database Administrators
  • Administrator
  • End Users
  • Functional Implementer
  • Implementation Consultant
  • Technical Administrator

Course Topics Introduction
  • Course Overview
  • Course Objectives
  • Course Agenda
Overview
  • Define demand forecasting
  • Describe the role of demand forecasting in the retail planning process
  • List the challenges to successful demand forecasting
  • Explain how RDF overcomes forecasting challenges
  • Describe how RDF may be integrated with other applications
Business Process Flow
  • Describe the steps in the RDF primary workflow
  • List the various methods of forecast approval
  • Name the two additional tools provided for analyzing demand forecasts for accuracy
  • Navigate through RDF steps using the RDF workflow
Login and Taskflow
  • Start the RDF Client
  • Describe the RDF login process
  • Select the RDF Domain
  • Explain the RDF Taskflow Pane
Preprocessing Data for Forecasting
  • Define data preprocessing
  • Describe at least 3 preprocessing methods
  • Explain why preprocessing data may be necessary to create accurate demand forecasts
  • Explain the impact of the Clear and No Filtering preprocessing Method
Forecasting Methods
  • Exponential Smoothing
  • Regression Analysis
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • Prediction Intervals
  • Automatic Method Selection
  • Source-level Forecasting
  • Promotional Forecasting
Setting Forecast Parameters
  • Identify functions of the Forecast Administration Task
  • List the Forecast Administration Views
  • Identify functions of the Forecast Maintenance Task
  • List the Forecast Maintenance Views
  • Explain the functions of the key View Parameters
Like Item, Sister Store and Product Cloning
  • Describe the function of the Like-Item, Sister Store Task
  • List the views found in the Like-Item, Sister Store Task
  • Describe the key parameters found in the Like-Item, Sister- Store Views
  • Describe the Product/Location Cloning Task
  • List the views found in the Product/Location Cloning Task
  • Describe the key parameters found in the Product/Location Cloning Views
Promote
  • Describe the features and functionality of the (Optional) Promote solution.
  • Use the Promotional Forecasting tools within RDF
  • Explain the difference between promotional and statistical forecasting
Curve
  • Describe the business function of the Curve module
  • Explain the process of creating a custom Spread Profile using the Curve Tasks and Views
  • Set Curve parameters
Generating Forecasts
  • Explain the steps in manually generating a demand forecast
  • Explain the process of generating a demand forecast through the nightly batch run
Approving and Deleting Forecasts
  • Differentiate between the different methods of approving a forecast
  • List the possible Views in the Forecast Approval Task
  • Explain the purpose of the key parameters in the Forecast Approval Views
  • Describe the tools used for deleting a forecast
Grade
  • Describe the features and functionality of the Grade solution
  • Identify the methods for creating clusters
  • Describe each method in detail
Forecast Analysis Tools
  • Explain the function and purpose of the Forecast Analysis tools
  • Explain the function of the Views found in the Interactive Forecasting Task
  • Explain the function of the Views found in the Forecast Scorecard Task
Exporting Forecasts
  • Describe the process of exporting demand forecasts
  • Explain how demand forecasts are used by other planning applications
  • Explain how demand forecasts are used by execution applications
Course Review
  • Recap the RDF course content
  • Create, run, and review a sample Demand Forecast

Course Objectives
  • View a Sample Demand Forecast
  • Approve a Sample Demand Forecast
  • Review the accuracy of a Sample Demand Forecast
  • Identify the Default Alerts in RDF and their functions
  • Describe how RDF integrates with other systems
  • Use the optional Curve Module
  • Generate a Sample Demand Forecast

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