If you use the app Reverse Planning, which is a tool to a simplified planning tool, you might use the Graphical Inventory Profile on top of that to be able to explain the line and see the consequences of the line.
So for instance here, when I have run my Reverse Planning, I’ll have my city bike in here, suggested quantity to order. It might have suggested some higher quantity, but I have written it down. And I would like to investigate what is the consequences of that.
So from the reverse planning journal, I can run my Graphical Inventory Profile. I would like to see the profile including forecast, but not including Reverse Planning line, just to see what the inventory will look like if I’m not doing anything. So if I don’t sell anything for my forecast, my end inventory will be six. If I sell everything that the salesperson would have expected, my end inventory is minus 268.
But I don’t quite believe the salesperson, they seem to be very positive. So I’ve lowered the quantity to order. And now I can view my inventory profile, including the reverse planning line, the line that I’m looking at here to see the consequences. So if I’m doing this, I can see my end inventory is 186, all including forecast minus 88. So if they still will sell everything they have forecasted, I will still go to minus. But this is my good gut feeling. So this is a way of explaining the reverse planning line before carrying out.