19th IIF workshop on Supply Chain Forecasting for Operations

05 February 2016

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. 

Papers on all aspects of Supply Chain Forecasting for Operations are welcome but we are particularly interested in the following topics:

  • 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

Deadline for abstracts (maximum 1000 words) is 18 March 2016. Information on registration and abstract submission can be found on the conference website.