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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
T
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.

Analytics Blog

Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.


Headlines

Gaining distribution in small retail formats brings big payoffs

Small retail formats with limited assortments such as Save-A-Lot and Aldi and neighborhood stores like Target Express have been growing in popularity in the United States and around the world. For brands, the limited assortments mean greater competition for shelf-space, raising the question of whether it is worth expending marketing effort and slotting allowances to get on to their shelves. According to a forthcoming study in a leading INFORMS scholarly marketing journal, Marketing Science, the answer is “yes.” Read more →

Cognitive computing a disruptive force, but are CMOs ready?

While marketing and sales professionals increasingly find themselves drowning in data, a new IBM study finds that 64 percent of surveyed CMOs and sales leaders believe their industries will be ready to adopt cognitive technologies in the next three years. However, despite this stated readiness, the study finds that only 24 percent of those surveyed believe they have strategy in place to implement these technologies today. Read more →

How weather can impact consumer purchase response to mobile ads

Among the many factors that impact digital marketing and online advertising strategy, a new study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science provides insight to a growing trend among firms and big brands: weather-based advertising. According to the study, certain weather conditions are more amenable for consumer responses to mobile marketing efforts, while the tone of the ad content can either help or hurt such response depending on the current local weather. Read more →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

Essential Practice Skills for High-Impact Analytics Projects
Sept. 26-27, Executive Conference Center, Arlington, Va.

Foundations of Modern Predictive Analytics
Oct. 2-3, VT Executive Briefing Center, Arlington, Va.

2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting
October 22-25, 2017, Houston

2017 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2017)
Dec. 3-6, 2017, Las Vegas

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