A decision support system for demand forecasting with artificial neural networks and neuro-fuzzy models: A comparative analysis

EFENDİGİL T. , ÖNÜT S. , Kahraman C.

EXPERT SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS, cilt.36, sa.3, ss.6697-6707, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.eswa.2008.08.058
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.6697-6707


An organization has to make the right decisions in time depending an demand information to enhance the commercial competitive advantage in a constantly fluctuating business environment. Therefore, estimating the demand quantity for the next period most likely appears to be crucial. This work presents a comparative forecasting methodology regarding to uncertain customer demands in a multi-level supply chain (SC) structure via neural techniques. The objective of the paper is to propose a new forecasting mechanism which is modeled by artificial intelligence approaches including the comparison of both artificial neural networks and adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system techniques to manage the fuzzy demand with incomplete information, The effectiveness of the proposed approach to the demand forecasting issue is demonstrated using real-world data from a company which is active in durable consumer goods industry in Istanbul, Turkey, Crown Copyright (C) 2008 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.