Quantitative Forecasting Methods. A time series is a group of data that’s recorded over a specified period, such as a company’s sales by quarter since the year 2000 or the annual production of Coca Cola since 1975. Meaning of Forecasting 2. Forecasting Methods and Principles: Evidence-Based Checklists J. Scott Armstrong 1 Kesten C. Green 2 Working Paper 128-clean August 1, 2017 ABSTRACT Problem: Most forecasting practitioners are unaware of discoveries from experimental research over the past half-century that can be used to reduce errors, often by more than half. The smaller the U-statistic, the better the forecasting technique is relative to the naïve method. They inherently rely on expert opinion, experience, judgment, intuition, conjecture, and other “soft” data. Background of the case study, demand forecasting and forecast accuracy is reviewed in next section. A few of them are dis­cussed below: 1. Technique for Demand Forecasting 1. All forecasting techniques assume that there is some degree of stability in the system, and “what happened in the past will continue to happen in the future”. Straight-line Method. Example: Assume an initial starting Ft of 100 units, a trend of 10 units, an alpha of 0.2, and a delta of 0.3. 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