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September 2017

Opex and Clearwater Paper Speaking at CSCMP on Building and Running a Supply Chain Analytics Center of Excellence

Opex and Clearwater Paper Speaking at CSCMP on Building and Running a Supply Chain Analytics Center of Excellence

Michael Watson Ph.D Partner
We will be speaking with Clearwater Paper on Tues 9/26/17 in Atlanta at the CSCMP Annual Conference at 2:00 PM ET. We will be talking about buildin...
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January 2017

Nine Best Practices and Three Pitfalls to avoid in Building Analytics Capabilities

Nine Best Practices and Three Pitfalls to avoid in Building Analytics Capabilities

Kristen Daihes Partner
I often get asked what organization design construct is most effective in building out analytics capabilities within an organization. In canvassing...
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December 2016

From an Executive: Operations is Good for Business

From an Executive: Operations is Good for Business

Austin Haygood Supply Chain Leader
As we reflect back on 2016, a few interesting themes emerge on the importance of operations in business: Some of the biggest brands in the world ar...
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August 2016

Who is Afraid of the Big (Bad) Wolf?

Who is Afraid of the Big (Bad) Wolf?

Diego Klabjan Partner
In May 2016 I participated at the IRI Annual meeting in Orlando. I attended the round table “Implications of Big Data on R&D Management” organi...
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I Used to Dread Monday Mornings as a Planner…

I Used to Dread Monday Mornings as a Planner…

Kristen Daihes Partner
When I was a planner more than 15 years ago for a consumer goods manufacturer, I approached each Monday morning with dread.  Not because I did not ...
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February 2016

Three Ways to Get More Value from Your Customer Feedback and Complaints

Three Ways to Get More Value from Your Customer Feedback and Complaints

Sanjeevni Wanchoo Data Scientist
Many companies are sitting on an asset and aren’t realizing its value. This asset is the data you have from customer call transcripts and complaint...
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January 2016

Why You Need to Understand the Trade-Off between Precision and Recall

Why You Need to Understand the Trade-Off between Precision and Recall

Sam Hillis Data Scientist
(This article first appeared in SupplyChainDigest and was co-authored by Sara Lewis) Recent advances in computing and availability of data have dri...
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December 2015

Introduction Video to Opex Analytics

Introduction Video to Opex Analytics

Michael Watson Ph.D Partner
Be sure to check out our 2 and 1/2 minute introduction to Opex Analytics.
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July 2015

City of Chicago and Allstate:  Case Study in Predictive Analytics

City of Chicago and Allstate: Case Study in Predictive Analytics

Michael Watson Ph.D Partner
Yesterday’s Chicago Tribune ran an article on how All State and the City of Chicago are combining existing data sets with predictive analytic...
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March 2015

Using Transactional Data to Estimate Truckload Market Conditions in Near-Real-Time

Using Transactional Data to Estimate Truckload Market Conditions in Near-Real-Time

Alex Scott
What is the status of the truckload transportation market?  Does demand outstrip supply?  Does supply outstrip demand?  Is the market relatively ba...
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Top Five Rules for Cleaning Data in a Strategic Project

Top Five Rules for Cleaning Data in a Strategic Project

Michael Watson Ph.D Partner
After receiving a lot of feedback on our video interview on data cleaning, we just published an article on Supply Chain Digest on the top five rule...
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Customer Behavior from Web and Text Data

Diego Klabjan Partner
Many sites and portals offer text content on web pages. For example, news aggregators such as The Huffington Post or Google News allow users to bro...
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