Activity Create Inventory Ordering Module - multiple issues


I am having multiple issues with the formulas in the Inventory Ordering Module.


First of all, I don't understand why I Have 0 as Beginning inventory for Nutzo Bar_En with the formula  IF 'SYS01 Time Settings By Week'.'NOT First Week of Timescale?' THEN PREVIOUS(Ending Inventory) ELSE 'DAT01 Beginning Inventory'.Beginning Inventory

I checked the DAT01 table and the value for New York location and the inventory there is 13000, so not sure why that is not captured.








For Forecast Demand I used the Formula 'DEM03 Demand Forecast'.Final Forecast and that also provides incorrect answers. I also noticed some really strange behaviour in the DEM03. How can the Final forecast be zero when it has not ben overriden? What could be the cause to this?





Lastly, the shipping time is incorrect based on the default mode of transportaton. I use the formula 'TRA01 Shipping Metrics by Week'.'Shipping Time (Week)'[LOOKUP: 'SYS08 SKU Details'.Product, LOOKUP: Shipping Method] and value is zero, although it should be 2 weeks according to DAT02 Shipping metrics.





Here is a screenshot on all of my formulas etc. in the module for reference. 



Would appreciate input on all of the above 🙂



  • @hannaaberg 

    Your super close on all of them. Your syntax and thought process are EXCELLENT. Keep going.

    Let's address these one at a time. For the beginning inventory, you need to set the summary in DAT01 to SUM like so. The reason is because you are summing on geography and if you turn that off, Anaplan cannot read the aggregate value.



  • @hannaaberg 

    For DEM03 final forecast, I need to see your formula, but I'm sure it's something simple you overlooked. Let's get you to the finish line. Here's what is should look like.

    IF NOT Override? THEN Initial Demand Forecast ELSE Override Forecast

  • Thanks, that resulted in now correct numbers on the Beginning Inventory!

  • That is exactly what I have. Here is the all of the formulas in the DEM03 module. This is only for the first period and wasn't like that before when I worked on this module previously.



  • @hannaaberg 

    For the shipping time, your formula is correct. My hunch here is that you haven't provided the override. Once the override is active it should find it. Also, bear in mind that you don't need to have a summary of SUM on these. You can set that to NONE.

  • What do you mean by that the override is not active? Which override?

  • @hannaaberg 

    Check SYS07

  • hannaaberg_0-1658260997045.png

    The default shipping method is road for New York so it looks correct? As I also included a screenshot for the shipping time for Nutzo Bar if Road (2), but this appears as a zero. Regardless, no shipping methods has zero as the lead time so that is just simply wrong.



    Do you have any ideas of what could be causing this? Let me know if I should provide any more screen shots of other modules


  • I managed to solve the issue with the Demand forecast - it was the ovveride from the DCA that prevented showing that I had overriden the forecast, and then the value was set to zero.


    I am still not sure about the shipping time. It is zero for all products regardless of transportation mode. I have not yet created a possibility to add an override of transportation mode so that can not be causing this.

  • I can also just add that I checked the TRA01 module and the values are there with help of formula YEARVALUE('DAT02 Shipping Metrics'.'Shipping Time (Weeks)')


    Still only see 0 for everything. Need help to be able to move forward with the other tasks