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Mike Gilliland


Mike Gilliland

Hometown: Okemos, MI

Current City: Cary, NC

Education:
BA, Philosophy; Michigan State University
MA, Philosophy; Johns Hopkins University
MSE, Mathematical Sciences; Johns Hopkins University

Using SAS since 1985

Professional experience:
15 years in forecasting and planning in the food, apparel, and consumer electronics industries, and three years of forecasting consulting. Nine years in product management and marketing at SAS.

Courses I teach include

Forecast Value Added Analysis

Authored/coauthored works:

The Business Forecasting Deal: Exposing Bad Practices and Providing Practical Solutions
FVA: A Reality Check on Forecasting Practices
Worst Practices in New Product Forecasting
SKU Rationalization: Pruning Your Way to Better Performance
Business Forecasting Effectiveness

Invited speaker at conferences

Institute of Business Forecasting
International Symposium on Forecasting
INFORMS
APICS
Institute of Management Accountants

Recommended resources:
Blogs: The Business Forecasting Deal

Do you have any hobbies, favorite activities, or hidden talents?
Fostering dogs from the animal shelter, and remodeling my house.

What is your favorite place or dream vacation destination?
Hiking on Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake, Utah.

What is your favorite movie, book, artist, or musician?
Some favorite books: Martin Eden by Jack London, Beneath the Wheel by Hermann Hesse, Godel's Proof by Nagel & Newman, and The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell.

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