Following is a detail of an available Senior Design Project. Interested students should communicate with the organization's contact directly to ask any questions or accept the project.
Students should review the document Important information for students taking Senior Design (Microsoft Word) for additional instructions and guidelines.
Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 countries, has the products and services to meet the world's stored energy needs in transportation and industrial markets. With more than 120 years in the battery business, Exide has the experience, advanced research and development capabilities, and knowledge to provide solutions to various stored energy requirements.
Starting Semester: Spring 2013
Forecast Model Hierarchy
This project will be working with the Demand Planner in the Supply Chain group. The overall goal is to improve the statistical forecasting by forecasting at the optimal hierarch level to improve the overall business product supply planning process..
Currently, we forecast at the labeled item/master/customer/location level. We have been discussing the option of changing the hierarchy to only extend to the master/customer/location level. We believe that forecast accuracy and the associated system maintenance would be reduced if we changed the hierarchy. The purpose of this project will be to analyze sales data to produce a forecast at both Hierchies and summarize the improvements and/or issues with the change.
Microsoft Excel and Access proficiency
Contact Name: Sandra Torony
Contact Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 9142605761
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