John Boylan and Aris Syntetos have written a book on Intermittent Demand Forecasting, which will be available in print or as an e-book from June 2021 onwards.
The context of the book is inventory management. There are chapters devoted to inventory policies and measures of inventory service that are appropriate to intermittence. A wide range of forecasting methods are covered, as well as the notorious problem of measuring forecasting accuracy for intermittent demand.
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The book also discusses software applications and has a companion website, with pointers to empirical demand datasets, and links to open-source packages.
The authors hope that this book will stimulate further interest in strengthening the links between forecasting and inventory management and will serve as a useful reference book for students and those embarking on research in this field.
Available June 2021 Europe, July 2021 USA, August 2021 rest of the world