Yves R. Sagaert, Nikolaos Kourentzes, Stijn Du Vuyst, El-Houssaine Aghezzaf and Bram Desmet, 2018, International Journal of Production Economics.
Juan R. Trapero, Manuel Cardos and Nikolaos Kourentzes, 2018, International Journal of Forecasting.
Juan R. Trapero, Manuel Cardos and Nikolaos Kourentzes, 2018, Omega. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.omega.2018.05.004
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 »
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 »
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 »
Extrapolative forecasting, using models such as exponential smoothing, is arguably not very complicated from a mathematical point of view, but it requires a shift in logic in terms of what is a good forecast. For this discussion I will use a simple form of exponential smoothing to demontrate my point. 1. The forecasting model: single… Read More »
D. Barrow and N. Kourentzes, 2016, International Journal of Production Economics, 177: 24-33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2016.03.017
I will be hosting a special session on Estimating Demand Uncertainty in the upcoming International Society for Inventory Research conference ISIR2016. The link between forecasting and inventory calculations is often not as clear as it should be. This is evident by the formulas used for the safety stock calculation: the expected demand and its uncertainty… Read More »
Although Croston’s method and its variants are popular for intermittent demand time series, there have been limited advances in identifying how to select appropriate smoothing parameters and initial values. From the one hand this complicates forecasting for organisations, and from the other hand it does not permit automation. Recent research investigated various cost functions for… Read More »