Demand and Demand Models in Revenue Management Applications

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    • Friday October 5, 2001
      2:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Location: IC 211
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Barbara Christopher
Industrial and Systems Engineering
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Heralded as the single most important factor effecting revenue management, demand forecasting is neither simple in concept nor practice. Using the airline industry as an illustrative example, we begin by tracing how demand models have been influenced by data availability, computational limitations, optimization models, user requirements, and disagreements about the fundamental nature of demand itself. In doing so, we establish a foundation for examining a demand model that provides an analytical solution to a perceived industry problem arising from the cyclic interaction of forecasting and optimization. Computational results are presented demonstrating the potential for substantial revenue loss when applying a demand model that doesn't coincide with consumer behavior. A property of robust demand models for revenue management applications is proposed, and research directions with practical applicability are discussed.

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  • Created On: Oct 8, 2010 - 7:43am
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