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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 521-527
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2009.521.527
 
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Supply Chain Demand Forecasting; A Comparison of Machine Learning Techniques and Traditional Methods

J. Shahrabi, S. S. Mousavi and M. Heydar

Abstract:
In this study, supply chain demand is forecasted with different methods and their results are compared. In this research traditional time series forecasting methods including moving average, exponential smoothing, exponential smoothing with trend at the first stage and finally two machine learning techniques including Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) and Support Vector Machines (SVMs), are used to forecast the long-term demand of supply chain. By using the data set of the component supplier of the biggest Iranian`s car company this research is then implemented. The comparison reveals that the results producing by machine learning techniques are more accurate and much closer to the actual data in contrast with traditional forecasting methods.
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How to cite this article:

J. Shahrabi, S. S. Mousavi and M. Heydar, 2009. Supply Chain Demand Forecasting; A Comparison of Machine Learning Techniques and Traditional Methods. Journal of Applied Sciences, 9: 521-527.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2009.521.527

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2009.521.527

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