This undergraduate final year project report is a reflection of the research
and the work that have been done to develop a Demand Planning System.
The Demand Planning System consists of a Sales Forecasting System that
has been developed in generally available spreadsheet software and a
model for managing the sales forecasting function in businesses. The
report starts with a literature review on demand planning. After an
analysis of data from the pipe producer’s Enterprise Resource Planning
(ERP) system, a conceptual design of a Demand Planning System for the
pipe producer is given. Finally a description and analysis of the Sales
Forecasting System follow. A forecasting managerial approach that
integrates judgemental and quantitative forecasting methods to form a
holistic demand planning solution is the ideal that this project is striving
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2010.