in the 1st stage of production we produce SFG that will be used in a later date on an offshore site.
Demand is driven by forecast. Currently forecast figures are very irregular due to Sales Organisation inputting numbers.
Coverage is set-up correctly, but the production proposals still show irregular demands.
Production unit is Period 30 days. So we would like to see a steady monthly flow of same sized order quantity. However since it is forecast driven. We see still Monthly differences of orders:
quantity can go from 19 mio units, to 4 mio units the next month to 2 months 0 units to 10 mio units the next. While production cap. for this item is 5 mio units/month max.
Now if we set-up site specific order settings: Standard Order quantity to 5 mio units. It does not smoooth out over the course like for instance a moving average. But gives mutiple order for 5 mio in one month. The months with 0 units requested remain 0. We would like it to show a more or less smoothed out curve for all months without having to change the demand forecast.
How would we best get tp this?