Forecasting and supply chain blogs

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In the summer heat, when The BFD alone isn't quite quenching your thirst for forecasting know-how, here are several other sources:

 

Steve Morlidge

Steve Morlidge

CatchBlog -- by Steve Morlidge of CatchBull

From his 2010 book Future Ready (co-authored with Steve Player), to his recent 4-part series in Foresight dealing with the "avoidability" of forecast error, Steve is delivering cutting edge content in the area of forecast performance management. He also contributed a Foresight/SAS Webinar available for on-demand review.

Eric Stellwagen

Eric Stellwagen

The Forecast Pro -- Eric Stellwagen of Business Forecast Systems

Eric delivers great practical tutorials on various forecasting topics through his blog, and also in conference presentations and articles (including 2 chapters in the Foresight Forecasting Methods Tutorials compilation).

IBF Blog -- various industry contributors

Good source for previews to upcoming Institute of Business Forecasting events, contributed by conference speakers. Also event recaps by conference attendees, and previews of the Journal of Business Forecasting.

Shaun Snapp

Shaun Snapp

SCM Focus Blogs -- by Shaun Snapp of SCM Focus

Shaun is a prolific writer of blogs (he maintains several on his website) and books (most recently Rethinking Enterprise Software Risk), and provides a sharp critical eye on IT, ERP, supply chain, and forecasting issues.

Lora Cecere

Lora Cecere

Supply Chain Shaman -- by Lora Cecere of Supply Chain Insights

Lora is a long time industry analyst and, like Shaun, is another prolific writer covering a wide range of topics. Her recent ebook The Supply Chain Shaman's Journal: A Focused Look at Demand includes some nice mention of FVA.

 

 

 

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Mike Gilliland

Product Marketing Manager

Michael Gilliland is a longtime business forecasting practitioner and currently Product Marketing Manager for SAS Forecasting. He is on the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Forecasters, and is Associate Editor of their practitioner journal Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting. Mike is author of The Business Forecasting Deal (Wiley, 2010) and editor of the free e-book Forecasting with SAS: Special Collection (SAS Press, 2020). He is principal editor of Business Forecasting: Practical Problems and Solutions (Wiley, 2015) and Business Forecasting: The Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Wiley, 2021). In 2017 Mike receive the Institute of Business Forecasting's Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2021 his paper "FVA: A Reality Check on Forecasting Practices" was inducted into the Foresight Hall of Fame. Mike initiated The Business Forecasting Deal blog in 2009 to help expose the seamy underbelly of forecasting practice, and to provide practical solutions to its most vexing problems.

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