Search Results: demand forecasting (144)

Alison Bolen 0
Three tips for bringing analysts and business leaders together

A number of the sessions at today's SAS Global Forum Executive Conference included discussions about how IT and business leaders can best collaborate on business analytics projects, or how analysts and business decision makers can best work together. In one panel I attended, "Retail and Manufacturing Analytics: Driving Business-Building Insights

Kelly McGuire 1
Top 5 takeaways from "Preparing for the Recovery"

Friday’s webcast on “Preparing for the Recovery”from Cornell Center for Hospitality Research and SAS was somewhat of a wake-up call for me. It made me realize that our industry, hospitality and gaming, will not just magically sail into the recovery. (OK, to be fair, I certainly suspected this, but I

Kelly McGuire 3
Revenue management's next frontier? Rate rationalization.

Hotels and airlines have traditionally optimized revenues by forecasting demand against a pre-set rate structure, and offering rates (or opening and closing fare classes) based on predicted demand levels. While inventory allocation, along with overbooking and length of stay controls, has resulted in revenue increases, executives have not always stopped

Kelly McGuire 2
Innovations in revenue management

Over the last few years, I have watched revenue management change from a competitive advantage to a must have for the gaming and hospitality industry, and I’ve seen an increase in the sophistication with which hotels and casinos approach the problem of pricing and distributing their perishable inventory. While not

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