Search Results: demand planning (309)

Advanced Analytics | Analytics | Artificial Intelligence | Customer Intelligence | Machine Learning
Antonio Calvo 0
Has social distancing affected retail personalisation?

Few of us expected to experience problems with retailers during the lockdown. Most people have, after all, been happily buying online for years. Why would anything change just because some physical shops closed for a while, or some people could not go out? However, the challenges went a bit deeper

Analytics
Mike Gilliland 0
AI: the hype and the promise for forecasting

Artificial Intelligence for Forecasting Can artificial intelligence augment and amplify our forecasting efforts? Will AI impact our forecasting roles and processes? Does AI deliver the automation and forecast accuracy we've been pursuing? These are the sorts of questions to be addressed by a stellar panel of world-class experts at the

Advanced Analytics | Machine Learning
Tim Clark 0
Can the artificial intelligence of things make the supply chain intelligent?

As you will have read in my last blog, businesses are demanding better outcomes, and through IoT initiatives big data is only getting bigger. This presents a clear opportunity for organisations to start thinking seriously about how to leverage analytics with their other investments. Demands on supply chains have also

Advanced Analytics | Analytics | Artificial Intelligence | Machine Learning
Charlie Chase 0
How do I explain a flat-line forecast to senior management?

How do you explain flat-line forecasts to senior management? Or, do you just make manual overrides to adjust the forecast?    When there is no detectable trend or seasonality associated with your demand history, or something has disrupted the trend and/or seasonality, simple time series methods (i.e. naïve and simple

Analytics | Customer Intelligence
Greg Heidrick 0
Retailers: is your customer experience strategy working?

Smart retailers know that omnichannel customer experience isn't just about marketing anymore.  It’s about bridging all your digital and physical channels to recognize customers wherever they are, collecting data and understanding the retail customer’s purchasing journey. By taking customer data, product data, and supply chain data - and applying predictive and prescriptive

Internet of Things | Machine Learning
Charlie Chase 0
Is quick response forecasting a reality or just another buzzword?

“Quick response forecasting (QRF) techniques are forecasting processes that can incorporate information quickly enough to act upon by agile supply chains” explained Dr. Larry Lapide, in a recent Journal of Business Forecasting column. The concept of QRF is based on updating demand forecasts to reflect real and rapid changes in demand, both

Advanced Analytics | Analytics | Data Management | Machine Learning
Charlie Chase 0
At the end of the day, it’s all about analytics-driven forecasting

Analytics-driven forecasting means more than measuring trend and seasonality. It includes all categories of methods (e.g. exponential smoothing, dynamic regression, ARIMA, ARIMA(X), unobserved component models, and more), including artificial intelligence, but not necessarily deep learning algorithms. That said, deep learning algorithms like neural networks can also be used for demand forecasting,

Advanced Analytics | Analytics | Machine Learning
Charlie Chase 0
Straight talk about forecasting and machine learning

Are you caught up in the machine learning forecasting frenzy? Is it reality or more hype?  There's been a lot of hype about using machine learning for forecasting. And rightfully so, given the advancements in data collection, storage, and processing along with technology improvements, such as super computers and more powerful

Analytics
Mike Gilliland 0
2017 Foresight Practitioner Conference

The Foresight Practitioner Conference returns to Raleigh, NC (November 15-16), with a theme of "Recoupling Forecasting with Inventory Control and Supply Planning." This event is produced jointly by Foresight and the North Carolina State University Institute for Advanced Analytics, and deals with an important topic. Too often we consider forecasting

Internet of Things
Charlie Chase 0
The Digital Revolution: Crossing the digital divide is changing the Supply Chain Landscape

The digital revolution has affected all aspects of business, including supply chains.  The Internet of Things (IoT), with its network of devices embedded with sensors is now connecting the consumer to the factory. Technologies such as RFID, GPS, event stream processing (ESP) and analytics are combining to help companies to transform their existing

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