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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?

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.