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Consolidate the results of the following problems in a 2 page report in a Microsoft Word document. Do not use Microsoft Excel utilities for this assignment. • Using the three quarters moving average, find out the forecasts for 3Q 2010, 4Q 2010, and 1Q 2011. • Compute the forecasts for 3Q 2010, 4Q 2010, and 1Q 2011 using exponential smoothing with a smoothing factor of 0.6. • Compute the forecasts for all quarters of 2010 using the three quarter weighted moving average, with the most recent data weighted at 0.5, the second-most recent data weighted at 0.35, and the third-most recent data weighted at 0.15. • Using the data provided in the above table, explain what forecasting techniques are being used for 2008 and the first two quarters of 2009. • Computed the forecasting error using the exponential smoothing technique. • Computed the forecasting error using the weighted smoothing average method. • On the basis of your calculations, explain which technique provides the most accurate forecast for your company. Explain your answer with critical reasoning. Using the APA format, cite the sources you use on a separate page.

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