Life Cycle Management (LCM)
Accounting with SAP R/3
Forecasting techniques that take into account the different stages in a product's life: introduction, growth, maturity, saturation and decline. In APO Demand Planning, the planner can model the beginning and end of a product's lifecycle based on phase-in and/or phase-out schedules. These schedules are stored in phase-in/phase-out profiles.
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