Definitions for "Dependent Demand"
A demand directly related to or derived from the demand for other items or end products. Dependent demands are therefore calculated, and need not and should not be forecast.
A classification used in inventory control where the demand for one item has a direct mathematical relationship with the demand for another higher level or parent component and where the demand for that item is ultimately dependent on the demand for the higher level or parent item
Demand for components and material calculated, or dependent, on the demand from another item in the system and not due to outside demand such as a customer or interplant order for that item. The demand is derived from exploding an upper level bill of material, as opposed to generating a forecast for the dependent demand item.