Chair of Stochastics and its Applications
Remission Analysis

Remission Analysis

Axel Springer Verlag AG, Funding period 1997 - 1998

A large number of press wholesalers use automated supply methods for dis-
tributing newspapers and magazines to the single retailers. Typically, those
methods rely on the historical sales data and remission data. In case of a sold
out newspaper the true demand is not observable (censored data problem).
Solved problems include

  • Development of key parameters for the comparison and the analysis of automated supply methods used in praxis
  • Modelling the relation of rate of remission and quantity delivered
  • Classification of retailers
  • Forecasting the demand