I have been tasked with the following for helping to develop a forecast model from overseas suppliers where long lead times are due to product being in transit on the ocean.
To synchronize the following - how would one develop a working model:
Sales - Forecasts $ by customer
Production - Forecasts by units
Statistical Demand - Forecasts by History and trends
I am new to this position and am looking for any advice or guidance, including time spent in customs. Most of the supplies come by ocean from Asia to the US.