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Using data science in order to solve a problem requires a scientific mindset more than coding skills. Data Science for Supply Chain Forecasting, Second Edition contends that a true scientific method which includes experimentation, observation, and constant questioning must be applied to supply chains to achieve excellence in demand forecasting.
This second edition adds more than 45 percent extra content with four new chapters including an introduction to neural networks and the forecast value added framework. Part I focuses on statistical traditional models, Part II, on machine learning, and the all-new Part III discusses demand forecasting process management. The various chapters focus on both forecast models and new concepts such as metrics, underfitting, overfitting, outliers, feature optimization, and external demand drivers. The book is replete with do-it-yourself sections with implementations provided in Python (and Excel for the statistical models) to show the readers how to apply these models themselves.
This hands-on book, covering the entire range of forecasting--from the basics all the way to leading-edge models--will benefit supply chain practitioners, forecasters, and analysts looking to go the extra mile with demand forecasting.
Check out the webinar on the book, which discusses the general issues and challenges of demand forecasting. The panelists have extensive professional experience in this area, providing insights into best practices (process, models) and discussing how data science and machine learning impact those forecasts: https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rXjXcabW2s&t=2s.