Research Reports
IBF's Research Report #14
It is difficult to arrive at one fixed number of SKUs that a forecaster can manage, because situations vary from industry to industry and company to company. There are several factor at play. Table of contents: How Easy or Difficult to Forecast Cost of Forecast Error Level of Aggregation Required...
IBF's Research Report #8
Over the last two decades or so, a number of developments have taken place; some helped to improve forecasts, and others made them worse. The advancement in computer technology improved our computing power and enabled us to use even the most sophisticated algorithms, which were previously...
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Articles
February 5, 2018
Whether you realize it or not, virtually every business decision and process is based on a forecast. Anything you plan is generally based on an assumption of something happening...
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Articles
December 13, 2017
1.Mistake: The more sophisticated the model, the better. Correction: The sophisticated models are not necessarily better. Very
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Articles
December 13, 2017
Mention "forecasting," and most people think you're talking about their local meteorologist describing temperature ranges and cold
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Articles
December 13, 2017
There are basically three types of models, which are: (1) Time Series (2) Cause-And-Effect...
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