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Supply Chain Management


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

Roundtable Profiles: The Schneider Enterprise

International Operations Research: Renault Speeds Up Delivery
Analytics help French automaker overhaul its supply chain from a built-to-inventory to a built-to-order perspective.

Roundtable Profiles: A Story of Excellence at Hewlett-Packard

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

Was It Something I Said: The Bullwhip Effect

Career Development: Inside H-P
Hewlett Packard’s internal consulting group offers perspectives on practicing analytics at a big company.

Supply Chain Management: Humanitarian Logistics
Uncertainty, damaged infrastructure, politics highlight top-10 challenges facing analysts during a disaster.

Viewpoint: Economic Recovery Through Supply Chain Reasoning

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

Real Value of I.T.
Rather than a cost center, compare information technology to other business investments.

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.

Practice Preview: World-class Analytics Conference
‘Game-changing Analytics: A Disney Perspective’ Plenary Kicks Off More Than 80 Presentations.

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.

Business Intelligence & Modeling Systems Synergy
Integrating often-competing methodologies helps analyze and solve particularly tough problems.

Relief Operations: How to Improve Humanitarian Logistics
Conference addresses major challenges and identifies 10 as a part of a strategic model for successful humanitarian relief operations.

Risk Management: The Agile Enterprise
Integrated business planning for mitigating risk.


Gartner identifies four imperatives for value chain transformation

Remsoft receives industry awards

Lawson introduces Lawson Analytics for healthcare

Terra Technology’s transportation forecasting improves Kraft Foods efficiency


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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