About the Workshop

The Lancaster Centre for Forecasting successfully hosted a workshop on “Supply Chain Planning for Operations”, held on 28 and 29 June 2016 at Lancaster University. It was sponsored by the software company SAS and the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF).

The workshop drawn together around 30 experts, from around the world, to present the latest advances in supply-chain forecasting. The aim of this workshop was to attract high quality papers which may be subsequently published in a special issue of the International Journal of Forecasting. The following list gives an indication of the topics the workshop covered workshop:

  • Supply Chain Forecasting in Practice
  • Integration of forecasting into the organisation
  • Organising an effective S&OP Process
  • Forecasting new product demand
  • Forecasting promotional effects
  • Intermittent demand forecasting 
  • Bullwhip effect in the supply chain
  • Benefits of information sharing
  • Information use and aggregation methods  
  • Judgmental adjustments to statistical models
  • Forecasting systems to support supply chain forecasting

Presentations from the workshop can be found in the workshop proceedings.