Forecast Solutions Planning: Information and Background

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Information about Forecast Solutions

Forecast Solutions was set up in 2005 with the mission of helping companies with all aspects of demand analysis and sales forecasting. The work includes forecast accuracy measurement and improvement, training courses and workshops, stock planning, weather sensitivity analysis and econometric modeling.

Industry coverage is wide, including consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, construction and industrial sectors. Some present and past clients include Weetabix, Aspall Cyder, Magnet, Coca Cola (Hellenic), Ronseal, Norgine Pharma, Merck Chemicals, Accord Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Epson, Brother, Gamma Telecom, Phonak, Science Museum, News International, Tarmac, Leyland Trucks and Unipart Rail.

The business is headed by Douglas Green BSc, a specialist sales forecasting and demand planning consultant and a member of the International Institute of Forecasters.

Doug enjoys advising companies on demand forecasting and stock planning, conducts in-house and public training courses, and carries out econometrics modelling and cause and effect analysis projects including price sensitivity and weather sensitivity analysis.  He has worked with forecasting in Excel and with a number of large and small software packages. He is happy to work on forecasting process improvement using existing software and is well placed to advise on new software when that is necessary.

Prior to setting up Forecast Solutions in 2005 he was a senior consultant with a leading supplier of sales forecasting and planning software. In that role he delivered consulting, implementation and training across a wide range of companies including Revlon Europe, Golden Wonder, Kraft Foods, Novartis, Unilever (Russia and Pakistan), Whitworths, Pirelli (Italy), Scottish Courage and Almarai (Saudi Arabia).

Doug's earlier background was in operations research and market analysis at Pilkington Brothers, followed by market modelling and sales forecasting in a number of major companies including Cadbury Ltd and HJ Heinz.