MISC

2012年

The transition from a judgmental to an integrative method in demand forecasting A case study of a Japanese company

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OPERATIONS & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
  • Mikihisa Nakano
  • ,
  • Nobunori Oji

32
3-4
開始ページ
386
終了ページ
397
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
DOI
10.1108/01443571211223068
出版者・発行元
EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LIMITED

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to extract some implications for managing the transition process of demand forecasting.
Design/methodology/approach - Using case study methodology, this paper describes a case of the transition from a judgmental to an integrative method in demand forecasting at Kao Corporation in Japan and extracts useful implications from the case.
Findings - Even if the forecaster and user are not the same, it is found that firms can realize an integrative method of using judgment as input to model building through effective transition management of demand forecasting.
Research limitations/implications - The results of this paper are from a case study. To examine the validity and effectiveness, future research needs to continue case studies and search for cross-case patterns.
Practical implications - In the transition process of demand forecasting, it is very useful for firms that the forecaster demonstrates the benefits of new forecasting methods through experiential initiatives, solves various problems with the user at the beginning of the transition process, and creates opportunities so that the user experientially acquires the technical knowledge of the forecaster.
Originality/value - Through describing a case of the transition process of demand forecasting in detail, this paper finds useful means for managing the transition process of demand forecasting.

Web of Science ® 被引用回数 : 5

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DOI
https://doi.org/10.1108/01443571211223068
Web of Science
https://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=JSTA_CEL&SrcApp=J_Gate_JST&DestLinkType=FullRecord&KeyUT=WOS:000303074200008&DestApp=WOS_CPL

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