I want to build a machine learning model (xgb and lgbm) that has to handle streaming data on a weekly basis. The models are trained on a bi-weekly basis. The data includes order information and I want to predict the likelyhood that the order will be delivered. The orders are entered in the system and a week after one can say if the orders were indeed delivered or not.
For nominal data like supplier I use pd.get_dummies() for transformation. However, lets say I receive my order data for the orders that arrive next week. There is a new supplier that the trained model doesn't know yet as the column
supplier_new_unkown_supplier does not exist in the saved model parameters.
Does anyone know how to deal with such cases?