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Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, Issue 37, Spring 2015, Pages 37 – 42

In this eye-opening article, Steve Morlidge shows that when our demand histories are intermittent, we should rethink the use of our most common accuracy metrics for selecting a best forecast method. The problem is acute because many software applications use these metrics for performance evaluation and method selection; in doing so, they potentially provide us with poor feedback and inferior models, resulting in harmful consequences for inventory management.