International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems

Volume 2, Issue 3, December 2009, Pages 277 - 287

A Hybrid Model for Forecasting Sales in Turkish Paint Industry

Authors
Alp Ustundag
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Available Online 1 December 2009.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.2009.2.3.9How to use a DOI?
Abstract
Sales forecasting is important for facilitating effective and efficient allocation of scarce resources. However, how to best model and forecast sales has been a long-standing issue. There is no best forecasting method that is applicable in all circumstances. Therefore, confidence in the accuracy of sales forecasts is achieved by corroborating the results using two or more methods. This paper proposes a hybrid forecasting model that uses an artificial intelligence method (AI) with multiple linear regression (MLR) to predict product sales for the largest Turkish paint producer. In the hybrid model, three different AI methods, fuzzy rule-based system (FRBS), artificial neural network (ANN) and adaptive neuro fuzzy network (ANFIS), are used and compared to each other. The results indicate that FRBS yields better forecasting accuracy in terms of root mean squared error (RMSE) and mean absolute percentage error (MAPE).
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Journal
International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
Volume-Issue
2 - 3
Pages
277 - 287
Publication Date
2009/12
ISSN (Online)
1875-6883
ISSN (Print)
1875-6891
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.2009.2.3.9How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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AU  - Alp Ustundag
PY  - 2009
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JO  - International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
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