The Tracking Signal displays the strength of the positive or negative trend. The higher the tracking signal, the more weight will be used for the newest period of demand. Some products will have a high forecast error that is more often above or below the product’s average. When this happens, we increase the smoothing factor so we can react faster to the trend. In
Ti/Hi refers to the number of boxes/cartons stored on a layer, or tier, (the TI) and the number of layers high that these will be stacked on the pallet (the HI). It can also be used in reference to the stacking pattern used to load a pallet in order to generate a relatively stable stack.