Forecasting news and blogs

Improving and reconciling your forecasts using temporal aggregation 22/06/14

Improving and reconciling your forecasts using temporal aggregation

In most business forecasting applications, the problem usually directs the granularity of the data that we use for forecasting.

Forecasting call arrivals at a call centre 22/06/14

Forecasting call arrivals at a call centre

Call and service centres are an essential resource of today’s businesses, from sales and financial services to emergency response. 

Can we rely on judgment to select the best forecasting model? 12/02/14

Can we rely on judgment to select the best forecasting model?

How does judgmental model selection perform compared to statistical model selection? Fotios Petropoulos and Nikolaos Kourentzes of the Lancaster Centre for Forecasting explain.

Business Insights into Forecasting with SAP-APO DP 18/11/13

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. 

28/05/13

Short-term retail forecasts under the presence of promotions

The Lancaster Centre for Forecasting is continuously engaging in retail forecasting and in particular the effects of retail promotions.

28/05/13

How will changes in shopping requirements affect logistics?

Robert Fildes was a member of a Guardian roundtable discussion of the dramatic changes in both the high street and the internet and how retailers and logistics companies must adapt to increasing demands from customers.