Business forecasting effectiveness at the APICS Triangle Chapter (February 12)


If you happen to be in Raleigh, NC next Tuesday evening, please come out for the APICS Triangle Chapter professional development meeting, 6:00-8:00 pm. While I can't make any promises about the caliber of the evening's speaker (me),  you are assured a good meal and good conversation with representatives from many triangle area industries.

I last spoke at this chapter in 2006, on the topic of Lean Forecasting. This time we'll look at the reasons why forecasts are so wrong, and some of the common worst practices. We'll then return to the lean forecasting approach with a dive into Forecast Value Added analysis.

Note: You must register by noon on Thursday, February 7. See you there.

KMWorld Article on Managing the Business Forecasting Process

For additional preview of the APICS dinner topic, see this recent KMWorld article, "Forecast Value Added: The Key to Managing the Business Forecasting Process."


About Author

Mike Gilliland

Product Marketing Manager

Michael Gilliland is author of The Business Forecasting Deal (the book), and editor of Business Forecasting: Practical Problems and Solutions. He is a longtime business forecasting practitioner, and currently Product Marketing Manager for SAS Forecasting software. Mike serves on the Board of Directors for the International Institute of Forecasters, and received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement in Business Forecast award from the Institute of Business Forecasting. He initiated The Business Forecasting Deal (the blog) to help expose the seamy underbelly of forecasting practice, and to provide practical solutions to its most vexing problems.

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