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September 12, 2016

The Absolute Best Way to Measure Forecast Accuracy

The Absolute Best Way to Measure Forecast Accuracy   What makes a good forecast?  Of course, a good forecast is an accurate forecast.  Today, I’m going to talk about the absolute best metric to use to measure forecast accuracy.   Let’s start with a sample forecast.  The following table represents the forecast and actuals for […]

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August 29, 2016

Three Rules for Comparing Forecast Accuracy

Latest post from the Retail Forecasting Playbook.

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August 19, 2016

How to Use Special Days to Improve Forecast Accuracy

Managing special days in light of forecasting.

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August 12, 2016

Five Steps to Improve Forecast Accuracy

In this latest retail forecasting playbook post, Bob Clements discusses how to improve forecast accuracy in five steps.

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August 6, 2016

Developing a Solid Forecasting Strategy

What is your forecasting strategy?  Chances are you’ve never been asked that question and the answer is probably not on the tip of your tongue.  Don’t worry.  You’re not alone.  In the rush to implement a workforce scheduling system, few retailers give much thought to forecasting unless (or until) something goes wrong.  Even fewer organize […]

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