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  1. How mature is your demand forecasting process?

    Date: 14/09/2015
    Statistical forecasting models are becoming increasingly sophisticated and software is readily available to support the forecasting process, yet surveys show that in only 25% of cases, demand forecasts are based exclusively on statistical models; 75% of the time they are the result of human judgement alone (25%), a statistical model adjusted by the forecaster(s) (33%) or an average of statistical and judgemental forecasts (17%). Human judgement therefore plays an important role. But how does it impact on forecasting accuracy? To date, little empirical research has been done in this area. The Vlerick Forecasting Research Centre fills this gap.
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  2. SAS and Vlerick join forces to enhance decision-making

    Date: 11/09/2015
    “We consider Vlerick a true research partner in our constant quest to better understand our clients’ business processes and needs so as to enhance our solutions and services,” says Ivy Vanderheyden, Marketing Director at SAS BeLux. Last year the company renewed its Prime Foundation Partnership with us, sponsoring the Vlerick Forecasting Research Centre. Ann Vereecke, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Karlien Vanderheyden, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, are closely involved in the Centre. Together with Ivy, they take stock of what has been achieved so far and look ahead to the coming years.
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  3. Sensor data: blessing or curse?

    Date: 24/06/2014
    A smartphone detecting your movements, a bracelet measuring your heart rate or blood pressure – if these devices are able to capture information, it’s thanks to the in-built sensors generating the necessary data. The so-called Internet of Things is booming, but to what extent is the industry ready for its multiple implications? Horia Orenstein, Business Development Manager Oil & Gas at SAS, clears a path through the jungle of sensors and smart meters.
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