Forecast accuracy as a percentage of units shipped

Forecast accuracy compares forecasted demand to actual demand. This measure calculates it for products and/or families for markets/distribution channels in unit measurement as a percentage of units shipped. Forecast accuracy = (forecast sum - forecast variance) divided by forecast sum where: Forecast sum = the sum of the units forecasted. It is part of a set of Process Efficiency measures that help companies optimize the performance of their "plan for and align supply chain resources" process by minimizing waste and refining resource consumption.

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Measure Category:
Process Efficiency
Measure ID:
104175
Total Sample Size:
745 All Companies
Performers:
25th Median 75th
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Key Performance Indicator:
No

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Forecast accuracy as a percentage of units shipped

Key Terms

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Process efficiency represents how well a process converts its inputs into outputs. A process that converts 100% of the inputs into outputs without waste is more efficient than one that converts a similar amount of inputs into fewer outputs.

Measure Scope

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Cross Industry (7.3.1)

  • 4.1.1 - Develop production and materials strategies (10221)
    • 4.1.1.1 - Define manufacturing goals (10229)
    • 4.1.1.2 - Define labor and materials policies (10230)
    • 4.1.1.3 - Define outsourcing policies (10231)
    • 4.1.1.4 - Define capital expense policies (10232)
    • 4.1.1.5 - Define capacities (10233)
    • 4.1.1.6 - Define production network and supply constraints (10234)
    • 4.1.1.7 - Define production process (14193)
    • 4.1.1.8 - Define standard operating procedures (19551)
    • 4.1.1.9 - Define production workplace layout and infrastructure (14194)
  • 4.1.2 - Manage demand for products (10222)
    • 4.1.2.1 - Develop baseline demand forecasts (10235)
    • 4.1.2.2 - Collaborate demand with customers (10236)
    • 4.1.2.3 - Develop demand consensus forecast (10237)
    • 4.1.2.4 - Determine available to promise (10238)
    • 4.1.2.5 - Monitor activity against demand forecast and revise forecast (10239)
    • 4.1.2.6 - Evaluate and revise demand forecasting approach (10240)
    • 4.1.2.7 - Measure demand forecast accuracy (10241)
  • 4.1.3 - Create materials plan (10223)
    • 4.1.3.1 - Create unconstrained plan (10242)
    • 4.1.3.2 - Collaborate with supplier and contract manufacturers (10243)
    • 4.1.3.3 - Identify critical materials and supplier capacity (10244)
    • 4.1.3.4 - Monitor material specifications (10245)
    • 4.1.3.5 - Generate constrained plan (10246)
    • 4.1.3.6 - Define production balance and control (14196)
  • 4.1.4 - Create and manage master production schedule (10224)
    • 4.1.4.1 - Model production network to enable simulation and optimization (20023)
    • 4.1.4.2 - Create master production schedule (20024)
    • 4.1.4.3 - Maintain master production schedule (17041)
  • 4.1.5 - Plan distribution requirements (17042)
    • 4.1.5.1 - Maintain master data (10252)
    • 4.1.5.2 - Determine finished goods inventory requirements at destination (10253)
    • 4.1.5.3 - Determine product storage facility requirements (19555)
    • 4.1.5.4 - Calculate requirements at destination (10254)
    • 4.1.5.5 - Calculate consolidation at source (10255)
    • 4.1.5.6 - Manage collaborative replenishment planning (10256)
    • 4.1.5.7 - Calculate and optimize destination dispatch plan (10258)
    • 4.1.5.8 - Manage dispatch plan attainment (10259)
    • 4.1.5.9 - Calculate and optimize destination load plans (10260)
    • 4.1.5.10 - Manage partner load plan (10261)
    • 4.1.5.11 - Manage cost of supply (10262)
    • 4.1.5.12 - Manage capacity utilization (10263)
  • 4.1.6 - Establish distribution planning constraints (10226)
    • 4.1.6.1 - Establish distribution center layout constraints (10267)
    • 4.1.6.2 - Establish inventory management constraints (10268)
    • 4.1.6.3 - Establish transportation management constraints (10269)
    • 4.1.6.4 - Establish storage management constraints (19558)
  • 4.1.7 - Review distribution planning policies (10227)
    • 4.1.7.1 - Review distribution network (10264)
    • 4.1.7.2 - Establish sourcing relationships (10265)
    • 4.1.7.3 - Establish dynamic deployment policies (10266)
  • 4.1.8 - Develop quality standards and procedures (10368)
    • 4.1.8.1 - Establish quality targets (10371)
    • 4.1.8.2 - Develop standard testing procedures (10372)
    • 4.1.8.3 - Communicate quality specifications (10373)