Development of a Method to Improve Statistical Forecasts Using Interpolation and Cluster Analysis
In a previous chapter (Klimberg, Ratick, & Smith, 2018), we introduced a novel approach in which cluster centroids were used as input data for the predictor variables of a multiple linear regression (MLR) used to forecast fleet maintenance costs. We applied this approach to a real data set and significantly improved the predictive accuracy of the MLR model. In this chapter, we develop a methodology for adjusting moving average forecasts of the future values of fleet service occurrences by interpolating those forecast values using their relative distances from cluster centroids. We illustrate and evaluate the efficacy of this approach with our previously used data set on fleet maintenance.
Advances in Business and Management Forecasting
cluster analysis, fleet maintenance data, forecasting, interpolation, regression, time series data
Klimberg, Ronald and Ratick, Samuel, "Development of a Method to Improve Statistical Forecasts Using Interpolation and Cluster Analysis" (2021). International Development, Community, and Environment. 448.