This challenge aims to help CatsAi better serve their client (a large wholesaler) to estimate bakery orders to reduce waste and under delivery. The main tasks were to predict high-street sales based on meteorological factors and apply explainability techniques to effectively communicate their outputs to the client.

During the challenge, we explored data relating to sales for a key client operating in a single country. The data comprised four different sections: location, products, weather and product sales, our target variables. Each group of variables provided several details about particular weather conditions or location (maximum temperature, visibility, competitor index, etc.), providing fine-grained information about sales.

Citation information

Data Study Group team. (2021, October 11). Data Study Group Final Report: CatsAi. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5562660

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