This course concentrates predominantly on short-term, quantitative forecasting techniques which seek to identify patterns from historical data and to extrapolate those patterns into the future. Causal methods of forecasting through an analysis of simple regression analysis will be explored, as will the many qualitative techniques available to the forecaster. Importantly, the student will acquire a range of forecasting skills related to different scenarios, everything from inventory and stock forecasts to other end-user demands in the chain. While often students learn about different planning techniques in supply chains, these are often deficient as they are not grounded in sound analytical data related to both quantitative and qualitative forecasting. Hence, students will learn critical skills of forecasting by analysing different cases for which planning and forecasting becomes critical. Accordingly, this course aims to equip students with a wide variety of forecasting methodologies which they can apply in real-life case scenarios.