How to Identify & Communicate Downturns In Your Business

Spring 2020

Journal of Business Forecasting Volume 39 | Issue 1 | Spring 2020

The lead article in this issue discusses how to identify downturns in your business using techniques like leading indicators (including capital spending), econometrics, adoption models, and decomposition models. It’s designed to help you understand what’s really going on in your business and catch turning points before they happen. Importantly, it reveals how to communicate this information to leadership and key stakeholders.

This issue also features articles about transitioning from retail planning to eCommerce planning, applying the Lean philosophy to demand planning, and why Big Data means we need to ditch Excel in favor of more sophisticated, scalable solutions. We also talked to the CEO of WD-40 Company who told us why he rode a horse down Wall Street dressed in a suit of armor(!), and to Professor Philip Tetlock, the author of the best-selling book, Superforecasting.

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