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Intermittent and lumpy demand: the forecasting challenge

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2005
<mark>Journal</mark>Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)36-42
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Slow items with intermittent and lumpy demand patterns can make up a substantial part of an organization's inventory. They are difficult to forecast and some of the most popular forecasting methods are unsuitable. The author describes the principal methods for forecasting intermittent and lumpy demands and shows how to take advantage of recent advances in the field. Copyright International Institute of Forecasters, 2005