Gilliland, Michael

Business Forecasting: Practical Problems and Solutions

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A comprehensive collection of the field's most provocative, influential new work

Business Forecasting compiles some of the field's important and influential literature into a single, comprehensive reference for forecast modeling and process improvement. It is packed with provocative ideas from forecasting researchers and practitioners, on topics including accuracy metrics, benchmarking, modeling of problem data, and overcoming dysfunctional behaviors. Its coverage includes often-overlooked issues at the forefront of research, such as uncertainty, randomness, and forecastability, as well as emerging areas like data mining for forecasting.

The articles present critical analysis of current practices and consideration of new ideas. With a mix of formal, rigorous pieces and brief introductory chapters, the book provides practitioners with a comprehensive examination of the current state of the business forecasting field.

Forecasting performance is ultimately limited by the 'forecastability' of the data. Yet failing to recognize this, many organizations continue to squander resources pursuing unachievable levels of accuracy. This book provides a wealth of ideas for improving all aspects of the process, including the avoidance of wasted efforts that fail to improve (or even harm) forecast accuracy.

  • Analyzes the most prominent issues in business forecasting
  • Investigates emerging approaches and new methods of analysis
  • Combines forecasts to improve accuracy
  • Utilizes Forecast Value Added to identify process inefficiency

The business environment is evolving, and forecasting methods must evolve alongside it. This compilation delivers an array of new tools and research that can enable more efficient processes and more accurate results. Business Forecasting provides an expert's-eye view of the field's latest developments to help you achieve your desired business outcomes.

Keywords: Business Forecasting: Practical Problems and Solutions; Michael Gilliland; Udo Sglavo; Len Tashman; SAS; Foresight; business forecasting research; business forecasting developments; cutting edge business forecasting; business forecasting analysis; business forecasting methods; business forecasting guide; business forecasting reference; business forecasting ideas; business forecasting analysis; business forecasting practices; business forecasting process; business forecasting data; improving business forecasting; business forecasting principles; predictive analytics; practical business forecasting, Strategic Management, Strategic Management

John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
Wiley and SAS Business Series
Page amount
416 pages
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