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Forecasting

FORECASTING ARTICLES

Software Survey: The future of forecasting
Making predictions from hard and fast data.

Using analytics to make powerful business decisions
Big data is a hot topic, but harnessing its full potential can be elusive.

The ‘Sequestetron’
Spreadsheet model helps municipalities cope with risk management, forecasting, budget uncertainties during turbulent times.

Profit Center: Forecasting and optimization
Beyond supply chain planning: the development of optimization in complex sourcing.

Utilities dust off the forecasting playbook
Smart grid data brings challenges and opportunities for power industry.

Integrating data mining and forecasting
The Dow Chemical approach to leveraging time-series data and demand sensing.

Corporate Profile: Bank of America
25 years of analytics at Bank of America

Viewpoint: Did Nate Silver beat the tortoise?
In making election forecasts for the FiveThirtyEight blog (538) at the New York Times, Nate Silver uses a statistical model that is subtle, sophisticated and comprehensive. Real Clear Politics uses a shallow approach to forecasting that could have been devised by a statistical Forrest Gump.

Forum: Time-to-event analysis
Statisticians and analytics related professionals have been conducting time-to-event analyses across myriad applications for as long as data has been collected and analyzed.

Predicting the presidential election
Will the “13 keys” once again open the door to the White House?

Corporate Profile: Walt Disney World
How analytics enhance the guest experience at Walt Disney World

Collaborative forecasting: from vision to reality
Collaborative forecasting enables companies to transition from periodic, disparate and isolated forecasting activities to a single, real-time enterprise forecasting process.

Forecasting an upward trend?
Survey of forecasting software reveals interesting trends and new developments.

Actionable Analytics
How to convert thought into action and bridge the gap between analytics creation and consumption.

Supply Chain Management: New math, big data
Across the supply chain, manufacturers and retailers are exploiting the
vital raw material of the information economy.

Value Added Analysis: Business forecasting effectiveness
Should accuracy be an organization
s biggest concern?

Executive Edge: Executive briefing on simulation in strategic forecasting
Simulation forecasts have several important advantages over single point estimates.

Risk in revenue management
Acknowledging risk’s existence and knowing how to minimize it.

The secret to better credit-risk management: economically calibrated models

Executive Edge: The interactive nature of analytics

Predictive Markets: Predicting the rise of prediction markets
Social analytic tool taps into the “wisdom of crowds.”

Software Survey: Forecasting at Steady State?
Perhaps, but ubiquitous software continues to play a crucial role in many aspects of life.

Serving the Services Industry
T
he emerging science of service management opens opportunities for business analytics.

13 Keys to the White House
Quantitative historian Allan Lichtman uses analytics to predict elections.

Profit Center: Beyond the Magic

Executive Edge: Seeing the Future in Value Chain Management
Cisco’s strategy: Bring together formerly “silo-ed” teams around a shared nucleus of governance, metrics and culture.

Advanced Analytics for Sales & Operations Planning
Effective S&OP decision-making can’t be achieved without insights from analytics.



Headlines

Report: One in five cloud-based user accounts may be fake

According to the Q2 2018 DataVisor Fraud Index Report, more than one in five user accounts set up through cloud service providers may be fraudulent. The report, based on information gathered between April and June, analyzes 1.1 billion active user accounts, 1.5 million email domains, 231,000 device types and 562 cloud hosting providers and data centers, among other indicators. Read more →

When managers respond to online critics, more negative reviews ensue

A new study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science found that when managers respond to online reviews it’s possible that those responses could actually stimulate additional reviewing activity and an increased number of negative reviews. The study, “Channels of Impact: User Reviews When Quality is Dynamic and Managers Respond,” is authored by Judith Chevalier of the Yale School of Management and NBER, Yaniv Dover of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Dina Mayzlin of the Marshal School of Business at the University of Southern California. Read more →

IE student designs software to optimize snow removal at Penn State

It is well known among the State College and Penn State communities that it takes a lot for university officials to shut the campus down after a major snowfall. In fact, since 2010, the University Park campus has been shut down just three full days due to snowfall. Much to the chagrin of students – and faculty and staff – the snow day at Penn State may just have become even more elusive, thanks to software developed by recent industrial engineering graduate Achal Goel. Read more →

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