Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, Issue 4, Jun-06, Pages 31 – 31
This special feature of Foresight examines the challenges in measuring forecast accuracy within the context of inventory management. We give special attention to the difficulties in accuracy measurement that arise when demands are intermittent. This section contains four papers from five authors. The development of the papers was interactive: each author was shown a draft of every other paper, and each was asked to comment on the other authors’ ideas. The mutual commentaries led to one or more revisions in the drafts. The final result is a consensus among the authors on the metrics that are preferable in different forecasting situations.