A general approach for building a smart assistant that guides a user from a forecast generated by a machine learning model through a sequence of decision-making steps is presented. We develop a methodology to build such a system. The system is demonstrated on a demand forecasting use case in manufacturing. The methodology can be extended to several use cases in manufacturing. The system provides means for knowledge acquisition, gathering data from users. We envision active learning can be used to get data labels where labeled data is scarce.