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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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