A Predicting Model for Demand Quantities of Downstream Manufacturer
In industrial engineering and management, to know the demand quantities of downstream manufacturer is an important issue which can help the upstream suppliers to control and predict the level of manufacturing process. The supplier may encounter competitors who also provide the materials or product to the same downstream manufacturer. This paper proposes a stochastic model to forecast the total demand of the manufacture company with characteristic function. This model can be used to detect the quantities which are provided from other competitors to the same manufacturer.
H. H. Huang, "A Predicting Model for Demand Quantities of Downstream Manufacturer", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 624, pp. 694-697, 2014