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Analytics Magazine

September/October 2010 Table of Contents

business analyticsFEATURES

Quick Guide to Buying Analytics

By Brian Lewis
How to find the right software and service provider and work with them to make the project a success.

Predictive Analytics: Managing Tradeoffs

By Mu Zhu
Three lessons demonstrate the “one click” applications are too much to ask for.

Risk Management

By Lutz Schiermeyer
How to achieve sustainable cost savings in world of integrated, enterprise-wide risk management.

Driving Value Chain Resiliency

By Lance Solomon
How Cisco’s dedicated SCRM team helps tame its large, complex, global supply chain.

Armed With Analytics

By Peter Horner and Barry List
Interview with Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen, who holds a master’s degree in O.R..

Corporate Profile: Frontline Systems

By Dan Fylstra
Known for developing Excel’s Solver, company aims to make advanced analytics accessible to all.

DEPARTMENTS

INSIDE STORY
EXECUTIVE EDGE
PROFIT CENTER
ANALYZE THIS!
MEETING PREVIEW
LEARNING RESOURCES
PUZZLOR
LAST WORD

Headlines

Grocery store data speeds early detection of food-borne illness

Foodborne illnesses, like salmonella, E. Coli and norovirus infections, are a major public health concern affecting more than one out of six Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During a foodborne illness outbreak, rapidly identifying the contaminated food source is vital to minimizing illness, loss and impact on society. Read more →

Gartner: Top 25 North American Supply Chain Undergraduate Programs

Gartner, Inc. recently released the findings from its biennial Top 25 North American Supply Chain Undergraduate Programs report. Fifty-one institutions participated in the report that is intended to support chief supply chain officers (CSCOs), heads of supply chain strategy and supply chain HR partners in building a strong portfolio of university recruiting and internship partners. Read more →

Study: Tweets better than Google Trends at forecasting TV ratings

How well does the emotional and instantaneous content in tweets perform relative to the more deliberate searches recorded in Google Trends in forecasting future TV ratings? In a massive big data analysis using data from Twitter, Google Trends and other widely used websites for entertainment information, a forthcoming article in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science finds that mining Twitter content is significantly more effective than Google Trends in its ability to predict future TV ratings. Read more →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

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INFORMS Annual Meeting
Nov. 13-16, 2016, Nashville, Tenn.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Foundations of Modern Predictive Analytics
Nov. 17-18, 2016, Nashville, Tenn. 

WORKSHOPS

The Arithmetic of Uncertainty: A Cure for the Flaw of Averages
A one-day (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) workshop with optional hands-on computer lab
Sept. 14: Washington, D.C. (Crystal City)
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