Macro Forecasting – New drivers of inflation

Macro Forecasting – New drivers of inflation

September 3, 2018Macro Forecasting, Variable selection

Over the last few decades, structural changes have affected the drivers of inflation, from domestic factors on which central banks normally focus, such as wages, productivity and inflation expectations, to more global factors. Analyses performed using a new forecasting tool support these results. The latest information available indicates that inflation in Sweden will fall to … Read More

Market forecasting – 3 ways to find the market dynamics

Market forecasting – 3 ways to find the market dynamics

April 16, 2018Variable selection

I often stumble across professionals working closely with the market which explains the dynamics and drivers of the market with a story. A story with great compassion which captivates and convinces in almost a heroic way. I recently started to dig into what the story was based upon and realized that it might not have … Read More

Demand planning – handling contradictive opinions and interests

Demand planning – handling contradictive opinions and interests

February 27, 2018Forecast adjustments

There are inherent complications in synchronizing the views of sales and operations in demand planning. Demand planning aims to optimize the production and balance the trade-off between production costs and service levels. With the sales-department being likely to push for a higher sales forecast in order to achieve higher service-levels, it is important for the … Read More