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Research on Synergistic Enhancement of Sales Forecasting through Time Series and Neural Networks

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DOI: 10.23977/infse.2023.040406 | Downloads: 6 | Views: 183


Feng Wang 1, Joey Aviles 1


1 Graduate School, Angeles University Foundation, 2009 Angeles City, Philippines

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Joey Aviles


The objective of this study was to explore the combined use of time series and neural networks, employing the Narxnet algorithm, for predicting commodity sales volume. The Narxnet algorithm is a neural network model specifically designed for handling time series data, allowing for the utilization of historical data and external factors to forecast future sales volume. By harnessing the strengths of time series analysis and neural networks, we aimed to achieve more accurate predictions of commodity sales volume and assist businesses in formulating more effective supply chain management and marketing strategies. In this study, we investigated the performance of the Narxnet algorithm in predicting commodity sales volume, analyzing its predictive accuracy, model complexity, data requirements, and its adaptability to trends and seasonality. The obtained optimal performance was 85%, which, although lower than 90%, was attributed to the limited sample size. It is believed that a larger sample size would significantly enhance the algorithm's performance. This research provides insights into the field of commodity sales volume prediction, offering a perspective on the potential use of multiple algorithmic approaches to improve performance.


Time series, neutral network, machine learning, sales, algorithm


Feng Wang, Joey Aviles, Research on Synergistic Enhancement of Sales Forecasting through Time Series and Neural Networks. Information Systems and Economics (2023) Vol. 4: 53-61. DOI:


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