Robert Kaufholz is Director of Solution Design at ToolsGroup, where he leads advanced analytics, solution development, and data engineering services for customers. Prior to his role at ToolsGroup, Robert held various analytics, supply chain, and solution development leadership positions with Crocs, Convergys, IBM, PwC Consulting, and ArcelorMittal. Robert holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, and is actively pursuing a M.S. in Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology with a specialization in machine learning.
Demand forecasting is tough. Demand forecasting over the entire product life cycle during the course of launch, maturation, and end-of-life is tougher still. This is true for any business with sizable turnover in the product portfolio, but product forecasting in[...]