Forecasting the Long Tail and Intermittent Demand
"For most businesses, the “long tail” is growing. You don’t have to be an internet retailer like Amazon to see it. Companies are dealing with more slow moving items with intermittent demand and unpredictable demand patterns. This trend is making forecasting and inventory management more difficult.
This white paper compares the "long tail" benchmark in different industries, identifies the root cause and phenomenon, describes the implications caused by intermittent demands, and provides feasible forecasting approach and solutions to help you manage demands."