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Robert M. Monczka + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
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ISBN: 9781285869681
Chapter 16, Problem 9DQ
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What problems does overforecasting demand create within a supply chain? What problems does underforecasting demand create? What can a company do to resolve the problem of forecasting inaccuracy?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The problems created due to overforecasting and underforecasting and identify the measures that a company can take to overcome the problem of forecasting inaccuracy.

Introduction: Inventory management is the process of storing and managing inventories to tackle the fluctuating demand.

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Problems created due to overforecasting and underforecasting and identify the measures that a company can take to overcome the problem of forecasting inaccuracy:

Forecasting inaccuracy is an error in forecasting the demand which can be caused due to various reasons. These inaccuracies can be in the form of overforecasting and underforecasting. Both types of forecasting inaccuracy are problem for the company as it imposes certain difficulties and also incurs wastage costs.

Overforecasting occurs when the company estimates demand more than the customer’s requirement...

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