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On the stock control performance of intermittent demand estimators.

Syntetos, A and Boylan, JE 2006, 'On the stock control performance of intermittent demand estimators.' , International Journal of Production Economics, 103 (1) , pp. 36-47.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to assess the empirical stock control performance of intermittent demand estimation procedures. The forecasting methods considered are the simple moving average, single exponential smoothing, Croston's method and a new method recently developed by the authors of this paper. We first discuss the nature of the empirical demand data set (3000 stock keeping units) and we specify the stock control model to be used for experimentation purposes. Performance measures are then selected to report customer service level and stock volume differences. The out-of-sample empirical comparison results demonstrate the superior stock control performance of the new intermittent demand forecasting method and enable insights to be gained into the empirical utility of the other estimators.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intermittent demand; Forecasting; Stock control
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0028 - 0070 Management. Industrial Management
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Operations and Global Logistics Management
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Production Economics
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0925-5273
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2007 16:49
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:46
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/281

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