November/December 2014 Consulting firm applies advanced quantitative methods to solve challenging operations problems. By Mitchell Burman and Lauren Berk As
March/April 2014 Properly deployed, predictive and other forms of advanced analytics can yield crucial insights for exploration and production companies.
IBM named SkyFoundry and StreetLight Data the winners of SmartCamp Boston, a global competition for startup companies. The two startups are part of a growing group of entrepreneurs using business analytics and big data technology to drive innovation in a variety of industries including retail, transportation, buildings and energy.
I enjoy maturity and evolution models of all kinds, especially for business. As the name implies, maturity models for information technologies or management accounting practices, for example, have stages of development that provide confidence that regardless of the model’s current stage – low or high – there is always a next step up that can be attained in an evolutionary way.
Sales & operations planning is a methodology for coordinating supply chain and demand management decisions . Many companies, including Procter & Gamble, Motorola and Caterpillar, have implemented S&OP processes. Thus far, these processes rely on software that acquires and integrates data relevant to S&OP but do not employ advanced analytics — optimization models integrated with descriptive models — to support S&OP decision-making.
January/February 2011 CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE DIGITAL VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE The journey from what to who, when