This comprehensive, easy-to-use reference explains which forecasting methods work, which don't and why. Leading forecasters, planners, and developers address specific issues and problems of forecasting, including management requirements for forecasts, techniques for preparing forecasts, issues in forecasting applications, and managing the forecasting function. This updated edition features new chapters on load forecasting, demographic forecasting, high-order smoothing methods, ARIMA models and forecasting using experience curves. Also examines the forecasting challenges of the 80's and offers pinpoint guidance to management planning techniques.
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Table of Contents
ROLE AND APPLICATION OF FORECASTING IN ORGANIZATIONS.
Introduction to Management Forecasting (S. Makridakis and S. Wheelwright).
Sales Forecasting Requirements (G. Hughes).
Forecasting Requirements for Operations Planning and Control (B. Wynne and D. Hall).
Capacity Planning Forecasting Requirements (S. Wheelwright).
Forecasting and Strategic Planning (N. Capon and J. Hulbert).
Forecasting in the Electric Utility Industry (W. Huss).
State and Local Government Revenue Forecasting (S. Bretschneider and W. Gorr).
Forecasting: The Issues.
APPROACHES TO FORECASTING.
Smoothing Methods for Short-Term Planning and Control.
A Practical Overview of ARIMA MODELS for Time Series Forecasting (D. Pack).
DeComposition Methods for Medium-Term Planning and Budgeting (B. Majani).
Forecasting and the Environment: The Challenges of Rapid Change (A. Beckenstein).
Life-Cycle Forecasting (S. Mullick and G. Anderson).
Forecasting Recessions (R. McLaughlin).
MANAGING THE FORECASTING FUNCTION.
Forecasting and Planning: An Evaluation.
Integrating Forecasting and Decision Making.
The Forecasting Audit (J. Armstrong).