Forecasting news and blogs

LCF visits Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg 12/06/16

LCF visits Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg

Dr Nikolaos Kourentzes and several LCF members have visited the Higher School of Economics (HSE) in St. Petersburg end of May. The aim of the visit was to discuss possible scientific collaboration with HSE academics and take part in departmental research workshop for master students and academic staff.

Brexit and Forecasting 01/06/16

Brexit and Forecasting

In this blogpost, Professor Robert Fildes from the Centre for Forecasting offers his thoughts on the various forecasts offered by both the Remain and Leave campaigns. 

Can we forecast new product and service developments? And how should it be done? 20/05/16

Can we forecast new product and service developments? And how should it be done?

Professor Robert Fildes and his doctoral student Oliver Schaer attended the 18th IIF Workshop on Forecasting New Products and Services, held in Milan May 2016. This international workshop series, organised by the International Institute for Forecasters (IIF) with Dr. Mohsen Hamoudia (Orange), and supported by the Politecnico di Milano, aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice by bringing together leading academics and practitioners.

Successful LCF Workshop on New Product Forecasting 12/05/16

Successful LCF Workshop on New Product Forecasting

Lancaster Centre for Forecasting (LCF) hosted a very stimulating half-day workshop on New Product Forecasting on 22 April in London, with an attendance of about forty practitioners from a wide variety of organisations.

Professor Robert Fildes presents annual Beale Lecture 11/03/16

Professor Robert Fildes presents annual Beale Lecture

Distinguished Professor Robert Fildes, from Lancaster's Department of Management Science, delivered the annual Beale Lecture on 24 February, in recognition of his award in 2014 of the UK Operational Research Society’s prestigious Beale medal.

Improved tactical sales forecasting for global supply chains: how to use leading indicators? 26/02/16

Improved tactical sales forecasting for global supply chains: how to use leading indicators?

Long term tactical sales forecasts are vital for effective steering of global supply chains. Events and changing markets can cause radical changes from business as usual. How can manufacturers update their forecasts?