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STATS - National scan, Inc., sells radio frequency inventory tags

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1. National scan, Inc., sells radio frequency inventory tags. Monthly sales for a seven-month period were as follows;Month Sales;(units);Feb 19;Mar 18;Apr 17;May 20;Jun 19;Jul 22;Aug 20;a. Forecast September sales volume using the na?ve approach.;b. Forecast September sales volume using a linear equation. a=17.43, b = 0.46.;c. Forecast September sales volume using a five-month moving average;d. Forecast September sales volume using a weighted average using.60 for August,.30 for July, and.10 for June.;e. Forecast September sales volume using Exponential smoothing with a smoothing constant equal to.20, assuming a March forecast of 19.;2, A dry cleaner uses exponential smoothing to forecast equipment usage at its main plant.;August usage was forecast to be 88 percent of capacity, actual usage was 89.6 percent of capacity. A smoothing constant (Alpha) of.2 is used.;a. Prepare a forecast for September.;b. Assuming actual September usage of 92 percent, prepare a forecast for October usage.;3. A cosmetics manufacturer?s marketing department has developed a linear trend equation that can be used to predict annual sales of its popular Hand & Foot Cream.;F t t = 80 +14;Where;Ft Annual forecast in sales (bottles);t= 0 corresponds to 1990a. Predict annual sales for the year 2006 using the equation.;4. The manager of travel agency has been using a seasonally adjusted forecast to predict demand for packaged tours. The actual and predicted values are as follows;Period Demand Predicted;1 129 124;2 194 200;3 156 150;4 91 94;5 85 80;6 132 140;7 126 128;8 126 124;9 95 100;10 149 150;a. Compute MAD for the 5th period;b. Compute MAPE for the 10th period

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