Supply Chain Demand Forecasting
The student team will develop and deliver an improved model for demand forecasting of product at both an individual SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) and aggregated SKU data for Kellogg’s Top 25 Customers within the demand sensing horizon (0 to 6 weeks). The model will be based on input variables from the supply chain. Current datasets available to students will include historical information of Kellogg’s, production, shipments, production plans and customer orders as well as a smaller dataset of POS (Point of Sales) data from one major customer.
More Information: 2017-Kellogg-Supply
Students who successfully match to this project team will be required to sign the following two documents in January 2017:
- Skill level All levels
- Students 4-6
- Likely Majors BBA, DATA, IOE, MATH, MIDAS, SI, STATS
- Course Substitutions IOE Capstone, Honors, MIDAS
- IP & NDA Required? Yes
- Summer Opportunity Interview Guaranteed
Model Development (2-3 Students)
- Likely Majors: STATS, IOE, Data Science, MATH, Information (SI), MIDAS
Supply Chain Analysis (2-3 Students)
- Likely Majors: IOE, BBA
Faculty Mentor: Stephen Pollock
Professor Emeritus, Industrial & Operations Engineering
Professor Pollock has taught courses in decision analysis, mathematical modeling, dynamic programming, and stochastic processes. He has applied operations research and decision analysis methods to problems in defense, criminal justice, manufacturing, epidemiology and medicine. He has authored over 60 technical papers, co-edited two books, and has served as a consultant to over 30 organizations, and on the editorial boards of three major journals.
He was chair of the IOE Department, chaired the University’s Research Policies Committee and Tenure Committee, served as Director of the Engineering College’s Financial Engineering Program and Engineering Global Leadership Program, was a member the College of Engineering’s Executive Committee, and a recipient of the College’s Attwood Award.
He has served on and chaired various NSF and NRC advisory boards and panels, and on the Army Science Board. He was President of the Operations Research Society of America, was awarded the 2001 INFORMS Kimball Medal, is a fellow of INFORMS and AAAS and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering
Sponsor Mentor: Seth Parker
Sr. IT Business Relationship Manager
Seth Parker is a Sr. IT Business Relations Manager at Kellogg responsible for supply chain technology strategy, innovation, and capital planning. Seth has 16 years of experience working in roles including information technology, supply chain, project management, consulting, and strategy. Seth currently resides in Grosse Ile, MI with his wife and 3 three kids.
Sponsor Mentor: Chad Schumacher
Chad Schumacher is Senior Director of Data Science for the Kellogg Company where he is charged with enhancing the culture of data and analytics throughout the organization. During his career at Kellogg, he has worked extensively in a variety of analytical areas including: price and promotion analytics, demand sensing and forecasting, marketing mix, supply chain optimization, and profit leakage. Chad resides in Kalamazoo, MI with his wife and his three very active boys
Executive Sponsor Mentor: Fede Conde
For More Information About This Sponsor, Visit Their Website (Kellogg).