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Journal of Business Forecasting Volume 39 | Issue 2 | Summer 2020

The lead article of this issue explores how to set up an S&OP process from scratch. It includes practical steps to securing and maintaining buy in from Sales, Supply Chain, and Finance, and provides valuable insight into overcoming cultural barriers to implementation. This issue also features an interview with bestselling author of 'The Most Human Human' and 'Algorithms to Live By' who discusses the ever-increasing role of AI in our daily lives. That's as well as practical approaches...

Summer 2020

Journal of Business Forecasting Volume 39 | Issue 1 | Spring 2020

The lead article in this issue discusses how to identify downturns in your business using techniques like leading indicators (including capital spending), econometrics, adoption models, and decomposition models. It’s designed to help you understand what’s really going on in your business and catch turning points before they happen. Importantly, it reveals how to communicate this information to leadership and key stakeholders. This issue also features articles about transitioning from retail ...

Spring 2020

Journal of Business Forecasting Volume 38 | Issue 4 | Winter 2019-2020

Utilizing technology effectively is a key step in planning maturity and a key competitive differentiator. But choosing, implementing and extracting value from such solutions is filled with many potential pitfalls and too often planning and forecasting solutions don’t serve the needs of the specific organization. A misstep in identifying your needs and poor implementation can make planning and forecasting technology a costly mistake instead of a profitable opportunity. Technology underpins...

Winter 2019-2020

Journal of Business Forecasting Volume 38 | Issue 3 | Fall 2019

Is your S&OP adequately managing eCommerce demand? The answer is probably not. This issue of the Journal features Dr. Chaman L. Jain putting forward the case for updating S&OP to include a dedicated eCommerce team. He offers insights to understand the unique demand drivers in online retail and how companies should approach order fulfilment in the age of omni-channel. He reveals the differences between brick and mortar and eCommerce you need to know about, and how your S&OP can (and must) ...

Fall 2019

Journal of Business Forecasting Volume 38 | Issue 2 | Summer 2019

The lead article of this issue deals with the anticipated economic slowdown and how to manage demand in such an event, written by a director of demand planning who has seen multiple recessions during his career. Pat Bower offers practical advice on how to plan before recession hits, and how you can gain insight into how your consumers will react by digging into your own data. He also reveals how to know which specific economic indicators affect which products, allowing you to anticipate impact...

Summer 2019

Journal of Business Forecasting Volume 38 | Issue 1 | Spring 2019

As ever, when new technology promises to revolutionize your business, it is nothing without the tried and true processes needed to support it. This issue offers readers a non-nonsense, practical guide to machine learning, and a clear road map for adopting it in your organization. Written by a leading expert in the field, Hank Canitz (Logility), the lead article details what AI, machine learning and predictive analytics are, and what it really takes to leverage them as a tool for growth. In this ...

Spring 2019

Journal of Business Forecasting Volume 37 | Issue 4 | Winter 2018-2019

This special issue is written almost entirely by women in demand planning. With different perspectives on the field, you’ll not only gain technical insight relating to performance indicators, forecast accuracy and bias, but also collaborative skills and business acumen that allow analytics and number crunching to drive growth. You’ll be treated to thought-provoking approaches to demand planning, including how Liberal Arts can provide a solid foundation for success in this field,...

Winter 2018-2019

Journal of Business Forecasting Volume 37 | Issue 3 | Fall 2018

The Journal of Business Forecasting has been providing demand planning, forecasting, supply chain, and S&OP/ IBP practitioners with jargon-free articles on how to improve the value of their roles and company performance from improved forecasting and planning for over 30 years.

Fall 2018

Journal of Business Forecasting Volume 37 | Issue 2 | Summer 2018

The Journal of Business Forecasting has been providing demand planning, forecasting, supply chain, analytics, and S&OP practitioners with jargon-free articles on how to improve the value of their roles and company performance for over 30 years.

Summer 2018

Journal of Business Forecasting Volume 37 | Issue 1 | Spring 2018

The Journal of Business Forecasting has been providing demand planning, forecasting, supply chain, and S&OP/ IBP practitioners with jargon-free articles on how to improve the value of their roles and company performance from improved forecasting and planning for over 30 years.

Spring 2018

Journal of Business Forecasting Volume 36 | Issue 4 | Winter 2017-2018

The Journal of Business Forecasting has been providing demand planning, forecasting, supply chain, and S&OP/ IBP practitioners with jargon-free articles on how to improve the value of their roles and company performance from improved forecasting and planning for over 30 years.

Winter 2017-2018

Journal of Business Forecasting Volume 36 | Issue 3 | Fall 2017

The Journal of Business Forecasting has been providing demand planning, forecasting, supply chain, and S&OP/ IBP practitioners with jargon-free articles on how to improve the value of their roles and company performance from improved forecasting and planning for over 30 years.

Fall 2017

Journal of Business Forecasting Volume 36 | Issue 2 | Summer 2017

The Journal of Business Forecasting has been providing demand planning, forecasting, supply chain, and S&OP practitioners with jargon-free articles on how to improve the value of their roles and company performance from improved forecasting and planning for over 30 years.

Summer 2017

Journal of Business Forecasting Volume 36 | Issue 1 | Spring 2017

The Journal of Business Forecasting has been providing demand planning, forecasting, supply chain, and S&OP/ IBP practitioners with jargon-free articles on how to improve the value of their roles and company performance from improved forecasting and planning for over 30 years.

Spring 2017

Journal of Business Forecasting Volume 35 | Issue 4 | Winter 2016-2017

The Journal of Business Forecasting has been providing demand planning, forecasting, supply chain, and S&OP/ IBP practitioners with jargon-free articles on how to improve the value of their roles and company performance from improved forecasting and planning for over 30 years.

Winter 2016-2017

Journal of Business Forecasting Volume 35 | Issue 3 | Fall 2016

The Journal of Business Forecasting has been providing demand planning, forecasting, supply chain, and S&OP practitioners with jargon-free articles on how to improve the value of their roles and company performance from improved forecasting and planning for over...

Fall 2016