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Forecasting in the Su pply Chain: Tools & Best Practices

Presented by Wesley S. Boyce

Location: Lincoln at the Country Inn & Suites , 5353 N 27th St (Lighthouse Room) Jan 18, 2018


Topic Overview:  In this presentation, forecasting tools that can aid in demand management will be discussed and demonstrated.  This includes time-series approaches that utilize past demand to predict future demand, as well as methods that can account for trend in the available data.  Error measures that provide insights into forecast accuracy will also be examined.  Finally, tips on improving forecasting accuracy will also be highlighted.     

 About the Presenter:  Wesley S. Boyce is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics.  He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis in logistics and supply chain management from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2014 and his MBA from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.  Boyce joined UNL from the University of Iowa, where he taught courses in operations, supply chain management, and business analytics.  His research interests include a broad array of topics related to supply chain management and transportation, with specific interest on supply chain relationships and external costs of logistics.    

Meal:  Dinner buffet including salad, apple pork loin with cherry balsamic glaze, herb and garlic smashed potatoes, green beans almondine, and a dinner roll

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5:30-6:00 pm Registration

6:00-6:30 pm Dinner

6:30-7:30 pm Presentation


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President's Corner

 President’s Letter


I hope you are ready to go into 2018 driven and focused on opportunities that will enhance the value that you provide as a supply chain professional to your company. This is the year to increase your membership involvement. We have a great line up of activities to help you do just that.

 ISM NE’s Mission is to provide ISM members professional education opportunities and risk management information, and support expansion of the body of risk management knowledge to enhance personal professional development and success in professional supply management activities.

 To support that mission, we have the January's ProD meeting at Country Inn & Suites , 5353 N 27th St in Lincoln where we will have Assistant Professor Boyce's Forecasting in the Supply Chain: Tools & Best Practices.

  Overview of our upcoming ISM-Nebraska Events...

Jan 18 @ Lincoln             Professional Development Dinner

Mar 15 @ Omaha            Professional Development Dinner

Apr 19 @ Lincoln             Scholarship Dinner

June 6 @ Omaha             Golf Scholarship Benefit

July Plant Tour        

Aug 8 @ Grand Island      Golf Scholarship Benefit

 We value your participation as we strive to keep you informed and continually keeping you at the top of your game! If you have a specific topic of interest that we have not offered in the past, please let us know. We love to receive your feedback so we can serve you better.

     Ray Turek




 Being certified by ISM, is one of the most important decisions you will make. Those letters after your name carry a lot of weight in the global supply management field because they are backed by ISM’s reputation and more than 100 years of credibility.

Stand out from your peers. Earn more. Win promotions. Impress employers. These are the possibilities that a globally recognized ISM certification can help make a reality. it is great pleasure that ISM-Nebraska recognizes the following members who just recently re-certified.

Michelle Wiggs

 Omaha, NE

Christopher Hutchinson

 Columbus, NE

William Belgum

 Lincoln, NE


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