A manager is using the equation below to forecast quarterly demand for a product:
Yt = 6,000 + 80t where t = 0 at Q2 of last year Quarter relatives are Q1 = .6, Q2 = 0.9, Q3 = 1.3, and Q4 = 1.2.
What forecasts are appropriate for the last quarter of this year and the first quarter of next year?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 5:35 pm ad1c9bdddf
The equation is Yt = 6,000 + 80t. This looks like a time series with a trend (80t) and seasonality ...
The solution interprets the formula, schedules the quarters and arrives at forecasts for the last and first quarter of next year.