Forecasting news and blogs
Business Insights into Forecasting with SAP-APO DP
The Lancaster Centre for Forecasting organised another successful workshop on "Forecasting with SAP® APO DP" held 30 October 2013 at the Work Foundation in London, and free to attend for all practitioners and academics in forecasting and demand planning.
Dr Sven F. Crone presented at the premier international conference on Neural Networks
The International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) is the premier international conference in the area of neural networks. Dr Crone was among the list of presenters at the conference.
Selecting the best model for improving forecasting performance
A major issue in forecasting is the selection of an appropriate model. Practitioners and forecasters regularly face this problem, having to choose a priori the best model from a set of alternatives. This becomes even more interesting, given that if the selection was to be done perfectly then the gains would be substantial (25-30% improvement in forecasting performance).
Zero hour contracts and employer flexibility: the role of forecasting
Employers, say the Institute of Directors (IoD), need zero hour contracts to meet the organisation's varying demand. But much of demand is predictable - this includes hourly, daily and weekly seasonal patterns, holidays and some special events.
LCF organised the Forecasting Stream at the EURO/INFORMS 2013 Conference
LCF organised the Forecasting Stream at the EURO/INFORMS 2013 Conference. The stream was the third largest in the Conference, featuring 54 talks over 14 sessions.
Dr Gokhan Yildirim attended the Marketing Science Conference
The INFORMS Marketing Science Conference is an annual event that is held under the auspices of the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science (ISMS) sub-branch.