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Analyze This! Thoughts on collaboration and communication

Corporate Profile: Analytics Operations Engineering, Inc.
Consulting firm applies advanced quantitative methods to solve challenging operations problems.

Corporate Profile: General Motors
Using operations research and other advanced analytics to meet auto industry challenges and provide value to customers and company.

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

Analytics & big data: skeptics vs. enthusiasts
The acceptance of analytics to tackle issues related to big data is going through growing pains, pitting skeptics, who are typically older and shaped by managing when errors were tolerated, against younger enthusiasts.

Corporate Profile: Advanced analytics at Land O’Lakes

Text analytics goes mobile
Technology enables companies to make critical management decisions in a fraction of the time.

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

Analyze This!: ‘Shareholder engagement’ keys analytics teams’ success at Cisco

Last Word: The Box That Changed Our Lives

QED: Six Sigma Operations: From Manufacturing to Pricing

Was It Something I Said: The Bullwhip Effect

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

Corporate Profile: Optimizing Weyerhaeuser’s Renewable Resources

Corporate Profile: General Electric Global Research Center

Software Solutions: The ABCs of Simulation Practice
From “arrivals” to “z-values,” an alphabet soup of key components for applying knowledge and judgment to simulation problems.

Innovative O.R.: Intel Wins INFORMS Prize

Edelman Award: Less is More for HP
Hewlett-Packard earns coveted analytics practice prize by transforming management of massive product portfolio.

Flaw of Averages: Probability Management in Action

Business-to-business: The Evolution of Pricing
From paper reports to spreadsheets to business intelligence, smarter pricing algorithms are being developed every day. So what’s next? Real science.

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.

Driving Value Chain Resiliency Through Analytics
How Cisco’s dedicated SCRM team helps tame large, complex, global supply chain.


Study: The magic of animated movies not tied to latest technology

In the nearly 60 years between the 1939 release of Hollywood’s first full-length animated movie, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and modern hits like “Toy Story,” “Shrek” and more, advances in animation technology have revolutionized not only animation techniques, but moviemaking as a whole. However, a new study in the INFORMS journal Organization Science found that employing the latest technology doesn’t always ensure creative success for a film. Read more →

Six finalists named for Edelman Award

INFORMS selected a diverse group of six finalists for the 47th annual Franz Edelman Award for Achievements in Operations Research and Management Science, the world’s most prestigious award for achievement in the practice of analytics and O.R. The 2018 finalists, who will present their work before a panel of judges at the INFORMS Conference on Analytics & Operations Research in Baltimore on April 15-17, included innovative applications in broadcasting, healthcare, communication, inventory management, vehicle fleet management and alternative energy. Read more →

Are Super Bowl ads worth it? New research suggests benefits persist

On Feb. 4, more than 40 percent of U.S. households will watch the 2018 Super Bowl game on TV. Advertisers will pay up to $4 million for a 30-second spot during the telecast. Is the high cost of advertising worth it? A new study finds that the benefits from Super Bowl ads persist well into the year with increased sales during other sporting events. Further, the research finds that the gains in sales are much more substantial when the advertiser is the sole advertiser from its market category or niche in a particular event. Read more →



2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research
April 15-17, 2018, Baltimore


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