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Foresight Practitioner Conference: Recoupling Forecasting with Inventory Control and Supply Planning

Recoupling Forecasting with Inventory Control and Supply Planning The Foresight Practitioner Conference North Carolina State University Institute for Advanced Analytics Raleigh, North Carolina November 15-16, 2017 Why focus on the forecasting process? Research has revealed that too often the forecasting process is decoupled from inventory and supply planning: forecasters have imperfect knowledge of how their...

The Robots Are Coming—to Make You Creative

The Robots Are Coming—to Make You Creative William Halal, Owen Davies, and Hassan Syed, TechCast Global TechCast’s study to estimate changes in jobs to the year 2030. After forecasting the AI Revolution rather accurately for many years,[1] it’s good to see the recent awareness that AI is really starting to transform industries, entire economic systems,...

Foresight: Now Available for your Digital Reading Pleasure

We’ve known for some time that a growing number of Foresight readers are interested in receiving the journal in an interactive, online format, and compatible with their mobile devices as well. You spoke… we listened! We are happy to announce the availability of Foresight’s first digital edition. Read our Fall 2016 issue online! Foresight will continue to...

Triennial International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) 2017 Conference

IFORS Conference, Quebec City, Canada CALL for Session Chairs and Papers for the Military, Defense and Security (MDAS) Applications Stream We are soliciting session chairs and presenters for the 21st triennial IFORS Conference scheduled during the third week of July 2017, 17-21 July, at the Convention Centre in downtown Quebec City. We encourage all relevant topics...

On-demand webinar: Fighting Worst Practices With Forecasting Automation and FVA

Fighting Worst Practices With Forecasting Automation and FVA (Forecast Value Added) About the Webinar So-called “best practices” in forecasting are available from many sources – some reputable, and some not so much. But what distinguishes a best practice from one that is merely good, or more importantly, from ones that are harmful? How would we...

Mark Blessington, Sales and Marketing Consultant

Mark Blessington is President of Mark Blessington Inc., a sales and marketing consulting firm, and the author of two recent books: Sales Forecasting: A Practical Guide (2015) and Sales Quotas: An Analytical Approach to Quota Setting (2014). He started as a day trader and later expanded into the marketing and sales arena. His article, “Sales Quota Accuracy and Forecasting,” appears in the...