Demand forecasting adjustments for service-level achievement

Syntetos, Aris A. and Boylan, John (2008) Demand forecasting adjustments for service-level achievement. IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, 19 (2). pp. 175-192. ISSN 1471-678X

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Demand forecasting and stock control are traditionally examined as independent of each other. Even though this weakness has been highlighted in the academic literature, little empirical work has been conducted on forecasting adjustments addressing the interaction between forecasting and stock control. In this paper, the relevant literature is critically reviewed. Subsequently, the empirical performance of some modifications and adjustments, on slow-moving items, is examined in detail. The data set consists of the individual demand histories of 753 intermittent line items from the Royal Air Force (UK). Overall, the results indicate that there is a scope for improving the performance of parametric stock control systems, and adjustments are indeed required in order to account for the interaction between forecasting and stock control.

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IMA Journal of Management Mathematics
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Accepted 03/10/2007.
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