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July/August 2018: Table of Contents

Analytics supply chain manufacturingFeatures

Why optimization models fail

By Patricia Randall
Supply chain and manufacturing: How to avoid chaos in the field by combining simulation and real-time optimization.

AI: Path to an intelligent enterprise

By Joseph Byrum
Imagine a future guided by artificial intelligence: Augmenting human decision-making at the enterprise level to generate new growth.

How to truly listen to customers

By Arnold Pravinata
Financial sector case study: Using advanced analytics to understand consumer lending behavior to boost business and customer loyalty.

Close the deal: marketing & targeting

By Alicia McCarty
Personalization: Why data, analytics and content need to work together to get it right … and the perils of getting it wrong.

Bridging the data science gap

By Seth DeLand
Given the shortage of qualified data scientists, companies are tapping the power of domain expertise from their in-house engineers.

The amazing analytics journey

By Shashikiran PB
The three-stage process going from descriptive to predictive to prescriptive/pre-emptive analytics … and three steps for implementation.

2018 Forecasting Software Survey

By Robert Fildes, Oliver Schaer and Ivan Svetunkov
Biennial survey reflects changes in the software market, but it also puts greater emphasis on the requirements of practicing forecasters.

Departments

Inside Story
Executive Edge
Analyze This!
Healthcare Analytics
INFORMS Initiatives
Conference Preview
WSC 2018 set for Sweden on Dec. 9-12
Five-Minute Analyst

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Meet CIMON, the first AI-powered astronaut assistant

CIMON, the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled astronaut assistant, made its debut aboard the International Space Station. The ISS’s newest crew member, developed and built in Germany, was called into action on Nov. 15 with the command, “Wake up, CIMON!,” by German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has been living and working on the ISS since June 8. Read more →

Yale research on immigration, aging runners makes news

A recent study by Yale University professor and former INFORMS President Edward H. Kaplan (photo) and Yale colleague Jonathan Feinstein and Mohammad M. Fazel-Zarandi of MIT suggests that the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States is nearly twice as many as experts previously thought. Since its publication last month, the study, which estimates the number of such immigrants at 22.1 million instead of 11.3 million, has garnered worldwide attention from major media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Fox News, Bloomberg News and the Daily Mail. Read more →

New salary survey paints optimistic picture for analytics professionals

Harnham, a global leader in data and analytics recruitment, recently released the 2018 editions of its salary guides for the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe. Having heard from thousands of data and analytics professionals across the globe, Harnham has gained an invaluable insight into key industry salaries and trends across a wide variety of analytics specialties and sectors. Read more →

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