Management Science news

Using social media to monitor UK alcohol consumption 18/07/14

Using social media to monitor UK alcohol consumption

Research by Lancaster University researchers, including Patrick Stacey of LUMS, has shown that social media can be used to detect drinking patterns in the UK, including spotting the variations on national holidays and celebrations.

Cliff Wilkinson, 1936-2014 18/07/14

Cliff Wilkinson, 1936-2014

We are sorry to report the death of a former member of staff, Cliff Wilkinson, who died recently.

Professor Alan Mercer, 1931-2014 17/07/14

Professor Alan Mercer, 1931-2014

Emeritus Professor Alan Mercer, a founding member of Lancaster University and of the Department of Management Science, has passed away, following a stroke.

Improving forecast quality in practice: results of a workshop 22/06/14

Improving forecast quality in practice: results of a workshop

The Lancaster Centre for Forecasting organised another successful workshop on "Improving forecast quality in practice" held on 12 June 2014 at the Senate House of University of London, and free to attend for all practitioners and academics in forecasting and demand planning. 

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.