Forecasting news and blogs

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?

19th IIF workshop on Supply Chain Forecasting for Operations 05/02/16

19th IIF workshop on Supply Chain Forecasting for Operations

The Lancaster centre for Forecasting is hosting a two-day workshop on 28th and 29th June at Lancaster University on this important topic and are looking for speakers to share their latest thinking. The workshop is sponsored by the software company SAS and the International Institute of Forecasters, with selected papers being published in the International Journal of Forecasting. 

18th IIF Workshop on Forecasting New Products and Services 05/02/16

18th IIF Workshop on Forecasting New Products and Services

Our colleagues from the International Institute for Forecasters (IIF) are organising a Workshop on Forecasting New Products and Services; with focus on both research and applications. The workshop takes place on May 12th and 13th, 2016 in Milan.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas sales – can we forecast their effects? 30/11/15

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas sales – can we forecast their effects?

Can we predict and manage the effect of promotions in supply chains? Are promotions beneficial to retailers? Nikolaos Kourentzes and Oliver Schaer discuss.

Successful workshop on Promotional Modelling and Forecasting 20/10/15

Successful workshop on Promotional Modelling and Forecasting

The Lancaster Centre for Forecasting (LCF) organised a successful and highly stimulating workshop on "Promotional Modelling and Forecasting". This was held on 7 October 2015 at BMA House in London and was free to attend for all practitioners and academics in forecasting and marketing analytics. 

Visiting Professor from Jiangsu University receives research grant 09/09/15

Visiting Professor from Jiangsu University receives research grant

Shaohui Ma, a visitor to the Centre from the School of Economics and Management, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, has successfully applied for a research grant from the Chinese National Science Foundation. He will work with Robert Fildes on the topic of “Demand forecasting and promotion optimization at SKU level in FMCG retailing”.