TStools recent changes

We have been re-working the TStools package over the past couple of weeks. The major changes are: The es function that is an alternative to the ets function from the forecast package has been removed. Now it is published separately in the smooth package, which contains a collection of interesting implementations for exponential smoothing, ARIMA… Read More »

ABC-XYZ analysis for forecasting

The ABC-XYZ analysis is a very popular tool in supply chain management. It is based on the Pareto principle, i.e. the expectation that the minority of cases has a disproportional impact to the whole. This is often referred to as the 80/20 rule, with the classical example that the 80% of the wealth is owned… Read More »

ISIR 2016 research presentations

Last August I attended the International Symposium on Inventories, organised by the International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR 2016). This is the second time I had attended this conference and it has been again a very good experience. Interesting talks on a variety of relevant topics to forecasting research. I organised a special track on… Read More »

ISF 2016 research presentations

It has been a while since I got the time to post any updates, but finally got round to it. Last June I attended the International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) at Santander, which had been very interesting and enjoyable. I had already posted about the presentations I gave. I was involved in a number of… Read More »

SAS-IIF Grant to Promote Research on Forecasting 2016

Every year the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF) in collaboration with SAS has been supporting forecasting research with grants up to $5,000. The application deadline for this year is the 30th of September 2016. Applications must include: Description of the project, up to 4 pages; Letter of support from the home institution that the researcher… Read More »

Academia vs. Business: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Issue 41 of Foresight featured a short commentary by Sujit Singh on the gaps between academia and business. Together with Fotios Petropoulos, motivated by our focus to produce and disseminate research that is directly applicable to practice, in this commentary we present our views on some of the very useful and interesting points raised by… Read More »