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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-1 Chapter 16 Time-Series Forecasting Statistics for Managers using Microsoft Excel 6 th Global Edition

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-2 Learning Objectives In this chapter, you learn: About different time-series forecasting models: moving averages, exponential smoothing, linear trend, quadratic trend, exponential trend, autoregressive models, and least squares models for seasonal data To choose the most appropriate time-series forecasting model

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-3 The Importance of Forecasting Governments forecast unemployment rates, interest rates, and expected revenues from income taxes for policy purposes Marketing executives forecast demand, sales, and consumer preferences for strategic planning College administrators forecast enrollments to plan for facilities and for faculty recruitment Retail stores forecast demand to control inventory levels, hire employees and provide training DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-4 Common Approaches to Forecasting Used when historical data are unavailable Considered highly subjective and judgmental Common Approaches to Forecasting Causal Quantitative forecasting methods Qualitative forecasting methods Time Series Use past data to predict future values DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-5 Time-Series Data Numerical data obtained at regular time intervals The time intervals can be annually, quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily, hourly, etc. Example: Year:2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Sales: 75.3 74.2 78.5 79.7 80.2 DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-6 Time-Series Plot the vertical axis measures the variable of interest the horizontal axis corresponds to the time periods A time-series plot is a two-dimensional plot of time series data DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-7 Time-Series Components Time Series Cyclical Component Irregular Component Trend Component Seasonal Component Overall, persistent, long- term movement Regular periodic fluctuations, usually within a 12-month period Repeating swings or movements over more than one year Erratic or residual fluctuations DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-8 Upward trend Trend Component Long-run increase or decrease over time (overall upward or downward movement) Data taken over a long period of time Sales Time DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-9 Downward linear trend Trend Component Trend can be upward or downward Trend can be linear or non-linear Sales Time Upward nonlinear trend Sales Time (continued) DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-10 Seasonal Component Short-term regular wave-like patterns Observed within 1 year Often monthly or quarterly Sales Time (Quarterly) Winter Spring Summer Fall Winter Spring Summer Fall DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-11 Cyclical Component Long-term wave-like patterns Regularly occur but may vary in length Often measured peak to peak or trough to trough Sales 1 Cycle Year DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-12 Irregular Component Unpredictable, random, “residual” fluctuations Due to random variations of Nature Accidents or unusual events “Noise” in the time series DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-13 Does Your Time Series Have A Trend Component? A time series plot should help you to answer this question. Often it helps if you “smooth” the time series data to help answer this question. Two popular smoothing methods are moving averages and exponential smoothing. DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-14 Smoothing Methods Moving Averages Calculate moving averages to get an overall impression of the pattern of movement over time Averages of consecutive time series values for a chosen period of length L Exponential Smoothing A weighted moving average DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-15 Moving Averages Used for smoothing A series of arithmetic means over time Result dependent upon choice of L (length of period for computing means) Last moving average of length L can be extrapolated one period into future for a short term forecast Examples: For a 5 year moving average, L = 5 For a 7 year moving average, L = 7 Etc. DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-16 Moving Averages Example: Five-year moving average First average: Second average: etc. (continued) DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-17 Example: Annual Data YearSales 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 etc… 23 40 25 27 32 48 33 37 50 40 etc… DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-18 Calculating Moving Averages Each moving average is for a consecutive block of 5 years YearSales 123 240 325 427 532 648 733 837 9 1050 1140 Average Year 5-Year Moving Average 329.4 434.4 533.0 635.4 737.4 841.0 939.4 …… etc… DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-19 Annual vs. Moving Average The 5-year moving average smoothes the data and makes it easier to see the underlying trend DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-20 Exponential Smoothing Used for smoothing and short term forecasting (one period into the future) A weighted moving average Weights decline exponentially Most recent observation is given the highest weight DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-21 Exponential Smoothing The weight (smoothing coefficient) is W Subjectively chosen Ranges from 0 to 1 Smaller W gives more smoothing, larger W gives less smoothing The weight is: Close to 0 for smoothing out unwanted cyclical and irregular components Close to 1 for forecasting (continued) DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-22 Exponential Smoothing Model Exponential smoothing model where: E i = exponentially smoothed value for period i E i-1 = exponentially smoothed value already computed for period i - 1 Y i = observed value in period i W = weight (smoothing coefficient), 0 < W < 1 For i = 2, 3, 4, … DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-23 Exponential Smoothing Example Suppose we use weight W = 0.2 Time Period (i) Sales (Y i ) Forecast from prior period (E i-1 ) Exponentially Smoothed Value for this period (E i ) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 etc. 23 40 25 27 32 48 33 37 50 etc. -- 23 26.4 26.12 26.296 27.437 31.549 31.840 32.872 33.697 etc. 23 (.2)(40)+(.8)(23)=26.4 (.2)(25)+(.8)(26.4)=26.12 (.2)(27)+(.8)(26.12)=26.296 (.2)(32)+(.8)(26.296)=27.437 (.2)(48)+(.8)(27.437)=31.549 (.2)(48)+(.8)(31.549)=31.840 (.2)(33)+(.8)(31.840)=32.872 (.2)(37)+(.8)(32.872)=33.697 (.2)(50)+(.8)(33.697)=36.958 etc. E 1 = Y 1 since no prior information exists DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-24 Sales vs. Smoothed Sales Fluctuations have been smoothed NOTE: the smoothed value in this case is generally a little low, since the trend is upward sloping and the weighting factor is only.2 DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-25 Forecasting Time Period i + 1 The smoothed value in the current period (i) is used as the forecast value for next period (i + 1) : DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-26 Exponential Smoothing in Excel Use data analysis / exponential smoothing The “damping factor” is (1 - W) DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-27 There Are Three Popular Methods For Trend-Based Forecasting Linear Trend Forecasting Nonlinear Trend Forecasting Exponential Trend Forecasting DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-28 Linear Trend Forecasting Estimate a trend line using regression analysis Year Time Period (X) Sales (Y) 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 012345012345 20 40 30 50 70 65 Use time (X) as the independent variable: In least squares linear, non-linear, and exponential modeling, time periods are numbered starting with 0 and increasing by 1 for each time period. DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-29 Linear Trend Forecasting The linear trend forecasting equation is: Year Time Period (X) Sales (Y) 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 012345012345 20 40 30 50 70 65 (continued) DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-30 Linear Trend Forecasting Forecast for time period 6 (2010): Year Time Period (X) Sales (y) 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 01234560123456 20 40 30 50 70 65 ?? (continued) DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-31 Nonlinear Trend Forecasting A nonlinear regression model can be used when the time series exhibits a nonlinear trend Quadratic form is one type of a nonlinear model: Compare adj. r 2 and standard error to that of linear model to see if this is an improvement Can try other functional forms to get best fit DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-32 Exponential Trend Model Another nonlinear trend model: Transform to linear form: DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-33 Exponential Trend Model Exponential trend forecasting equation: where b 0 = estimate of log(β 0 ) b 1 = estimate of log(β 1 ) (continued) Interpretation: is the estimated annual compound growth rate (in %) DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-34 Trend Model Selection Using Differences Use a linear trend model if the first differences are approximately constant Use a quadratic trend model if the second differences are approximately constant DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-35 Use an exponential trend model if the percentage differences are approximately constant (continued) Trend Model Selection Using Differences DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-36 Autoregressive Modeling Used for forecasting Takes advantage of autocorrelation 1st order - correlation between consecutive values 2nd order - correlation between values 2 periods apart p th order Autoregressive model: Random Error DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-37 Autoregressive Model: Example Year Units 02 4 03 3 04 2 05 3 06 2 07 2 08 4 09 6 The Office Concept Corp. has acquired a number of office units (in thousands of square feet) over the last eight years. Develop the second order Autoregressive model. DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-38 Autoregressive Model: Example Solution Year Y i Y i-1 Y i-2 02 4 -- -- 03 3 4 -- 04 2 3 4 05 3 2 3 06 2 3 2 07 2 2 3 08 4 2 2 09 6 4 2 Excel Output Develop the 2nd order table Use Excel to estimate a regression model DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-39 Autoregressive Model Example: Forecasting Use the second-order equation to forecast number of units for 2010: DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-40 Autoregressive Modeling Steps 1.Choose p (note that df = n – 2p – 1) 2.Form a series of “lagged predictor” variables Y i-1, Y i-2, …,Y i-p 3.Use Excel or Minitab to run regression model using all p variables 4.Test significance of A p If null hypothesis rejected, this model is selected If null hypothesis not rejected, decrease p by 1 and repeat DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-41 Choosing A Forecasting Model Perform a residual analysis Eliminate a model that shows a pattern or trend Measure magnitude of residual error using squared differences and select the model with the smallest value Measure magnitude of residual error using absolute differences and select the model with the smallest value Use simplest model Principle of parsimony DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-42 Residual Analysis Random errors Trend not accounted for Cyclical effects not accounted for Seasonal effects not accounted for T T T T ee e e 00 0 0 DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-43 Measuring Errors Choose the model that gives the smallest measuring errors Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) Less sensitive to extreme observations Sum of squared errors (SSE) Sensitive to outliers DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-44 Principal of Parsimony Suppose two or more models provide a good fit for the data Select the simplest model Simplest model types: Least-squares linear Least-squares quadratic 1st order autoregressive More complex types: 2nd and 3rd order autoregressive Least-squares exponential DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-45 Time series are often collected monthly or quarterly These time series often contain a trend component, a seasonal component, and the irregular component Suppose the seasonality is quarterly Define three new dummy variables for quarters: Q 1 = 1 if first quarter, 0 otherwise Q 2 = 1 if second quarter, 0 otherwise Q 3 = 1 if third quarter, 0 otherwise (Quarter 4 is the default if Q 1 = Q 2 = Q 3 = 0) Forecasting With Seasonal Data DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-46 Exponential Model with Quarterly Data Transform to linear form: (β 1 –1)x100% is the quarterly compound growth rate β i provides the multiplier for the i th quarter relative to the 4th quarter (i = 2, 3, 4) DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-47 Estimating the Quarterly Model Exponential forecasting equation: where b 0 = estimate of log(β 0 ), so b 1 = estimate of log(β 1 ), so etc… Interpretation: = estimated quarterly compound growth rate (in %) = estimated multiplier for first quarter relative to fourth quarter = estimated multiplier for second quarter rel. to fourth quarter = estimated multiplier for third quarter relative to fourth quarter DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-48 Quarterly Model Example Suppose the forecasting equation is: b 0 = 3.43, so b 1 =.017, so b 2 = -.082, so b 3 = -.073, so b 4 =.022, so DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-49 Quarterly Model Example Interpretation: Unadjusted trend value for first quarter of first year 4.0% = estimated quarterly compound growth rate Average sales in Q 1 are 82.7% of average 4 th quarter sales, after adjusting for the 4% quarterly growth rate Average sales in Q 2 are 84.5% of average 4 th quarter sales, after adjusting for the 4% quarterly growth rate Average sales in Q 3 are 105.2% of average 4 th quarter sales, after adjusting for the 4% quarterly growth rate Value: (continued) DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-50 Pitfalls in Time-Series Analysis Assuming the mechanism that governs the time series behavior in the past will still hold in the future Using mechanical extrapolation of the trend to forecast the future without considering personal judgments, business experiences, changing technologies, and habits, etc. DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-51 Chapter Summary Discussed the importance of forecasting Addressed component factors of the time-series model Performed smoothing of data series Moving averages Exponential smoothing Described least square trend fitting and forecasting Linear, quadratic and exponential models

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-52 Chapter Summary Addressed autoregressive models Described procedure for choosing appropriate models Addressed time series forecasting of monthly or quarterly data (use of dummy variables) Discussed pitfalls concerning time-series analysis (continued)

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-53 On Line Topic Index Numbers Statistics for Managers using Microsoft Excel 6 th Edition

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-54 Learning Objective In this On Line Topic you learn about price indexes and differences between aggregated and disaggregated indexes

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-55 Index Numbers Index numbers allow relative comparisons over time Index numbers are reported relative to a Base Period Index Base period index = 100 by definition Used for an individual item or group of items DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-56 Simple Price Index Simple Price Index: where I i = index number for year i P i = price for year i P base = price for the base year DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-57 Index Numbers: Example Airplane ticket prices from 1995 to 2003: YearPrice Index (base year = 2006) 200127285.0 200228890.0 200329592.2 200431197.2 2005322100.6 2006320100.0 2007348108.8 2008366114.4 2009384120.0 Base Year: DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-58 Prices in 2000 were 90% of base year prices Prices in 2006 were 100% of base year prices (by definition, since 2006 is the base year) Prices in 2009 were 120% of base year prices Index Numbers: Interpretation DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-59 Aggregate Price Indexes An aggregate index is used to measure the rate of change from a base period for a group of items Aggregate Price Indexes Unweighted aggregate price index Weighted aggregate price indexes Paasche IndexLaspeyres Index DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-60 Unweighted Aggregate Price Index Unweighted aggregate price index formula: = unweighted price index at time t = sum of the prices for the group of items at time t = sum of the prices for the group of items in time period 0 i = item t = time period n = total number of items DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-61 Unweighted total expenses were 18.8% higher in 2009 than in 2006 Automobile Expenses: Monthly Amounts ($): YearLease paymentFuelRepair Total Index (2001=100) 20062604540345100.0 20072806040380110.1 20083055545405117.4 200931050 410118.8 Unweighted Aggregate Price Index: Example DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-62 Weighted Aggregate Price Indexes Paasche index : weights based on : weights based on current period 0 quantities period quantities = price in time period t = price in period 0 Laspeyres index DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-63 Common Price Indexes Consumer Price Index (CPI) Producer Price Index (PPI) Stock Market Indexes Dow Jones Industrial Average S&P 500 Index NASDAQ Index DCOVA

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Copyright ©2011 Pearson Education 16-64 Topic Summary Learned about price indexes and differences between aggregated and disaggregated indexes

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