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11. The manager of Pats Organic Farm must make the annual purchasing plans for rakes, gloves, and other gardening items. One of the items the company stocks is Lean-feed for chickens. The sales of this item are seasonal, with peaks in the spring, summer, and fall months. Quarterly demand (in cases) for the past two years is as follows: YEAR 1 40 350 QUARTER YEAR 2 60 440 320 2 3 4 Total 210 890 1,100 If the expected sales for Lean-feed are 1,150 cases for year 3, use the adjusted expo nential smoothing model to prepare a forecast for each quarter of the year. Make the appropriate initialization assumptions.

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