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Manufacturing

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.



Headlines

Fighting terrorists online: Identifying extremists before they post content

New research has found a way to identify extremists, such as those associated with the terrorist group ISIS, by monitoring their social media accounts, and can identify them even before they post threatening content. The research, “Finding Extremists in Online Social Networks,” which was recently published in the INFORMS journal Operations Research, was conducted by Tauhid Zaman of the MIT, Lt. Col. Christopher E. Marks of the U.S. Army and Jytte Klausen of Brandeis University. Read more →

Syrian conflict yields model for attrition dynamics in multilateral war

Based on their study of the Syrian Civil War that’s been raging since 2011, three researchers created a predictive model for multilateral war called the Lanchester multiduel. Unless there is a player so strong it can guarantee a win regardless of what others do, the likely outcome of multilateral war is a gradual stalemate that culminates in the mutual annihilation of all players, according to the model. Read more →

SAS, Samford University team up to generate sports analytics talent

Sports teams try to squeeze out every last bit of talent to gain a competitive advantage on the field. That’s also true in college athletic departments and professional team offices, where entire departments devoted to analyzing data hunt for sports analytics experts that can give them an edge in a game, in the stands and beyond. To create this talent, analytics company SAS will collaborate with the Samford University Center for Sports Analytics to support teaching, learning and research in all areas where analytics affects sports, including fan engagement, sponsorship, player tracking, sports medicine, sports media and operations. Read more →

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