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Unilever Reveals Radical Savings with the Power of Prescriptive Analytics, Brought to Life through Microsoft PowerBI

Anyone in Manufacturing is almost certainly familiar with the daily struggle of simulating the real world using a hypothesis (e.g. rules)-based technology to evaluate the impact of decisions before they are made.  In the case of capacity planning and production allocation, this entails manually defining rules that determine capacity and requirements while allocating production to different lines while ensuring the plans remain feasible. This is a very complex problem with more than a million possible answers, causing talented employees (that would otherwise bring more value to the company) to spend countless and frustrating hours manipulating complex trade-offs around assets, throughput, finished or near-finished goods inventory, investments, etc. 

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Six Transformational Values Realized from Prescriptive Analytics

Courtesy of our partners over at TBM Consulting!

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Microsoft Positioned a Leader in Gartner's MQ for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) Platforms measures the maturity of vendors in terms of excellence and completeness of vision. In 2016, Gartner revised its criteria to reflect the growth of more sophisticated analytics that are easier for non-IT professionals to use. The revised criteria have resulted in some vendors moving backward, while others that are in tune with current market needs, such as Microsoft and Tableau, have moved ahead.

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What Should You Look for in Your BI/Analytics Platforms?

As the business environment increases in complexity, so does the need for better business intelligence (BI) and analytics. This is demonstrated by Gartner's prediction, stating that the market for BI and advanced analytics will reach $18.3 billion by the end of 2017.

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Gartner's 8 Supply Chain Trends You Can't Ignore

Gartner recently identified the top eight disruptive technologies most likely to impact organizational supply chains in 2018. Keep in mind, these trending technologies are scattered throughout the various stages of the Gartner Hype Cycle, which charts the development of technologies from concept to maturity and adoption. Starting with those closest to commercial viability, here the the eight supply chain trends you can't ignore.

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What are the Analysts Saying About Optimization?

Businesses continue to grow in complexity and, at the same time, companies are facing increased competition. To survive and grow in such an environment, businesses need access to tools that allow them to understand their strengths, their weaknesses and to determine the optimal direction forward.

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Q&A with Mike Barker, Newly Hired VP Customer & Partner Success

Briefly discuss your professional history (or email it to me separately) and touch on 2-3 things that drive you professionally.“I’m a doer and a creator — I like to take a diamond in the rough and turn it into something real. There’s [an] opportunity to help the company become more mature, a lot of opportunity in general. [I love the] challenge of building up an organization and to problem solve (Engineer by qualifications). Give me data, algorithms, etc., and I love all that.”

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New Research by KPMG Shows CEOs Don't Trust Their Analytics

The benefits of data-driven analytical decision making are becoming increasingly apparent. Consequently, CEOs are accelerating plans to use data and analytics (D&A) to drive organizational growth. They realize that effective use of analytics increases revenue and improves profitability.

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Transform Your Supply Chain or Lose Out to Competitors

The business world is in a state of flux as new technologies continually change the way companies operate. The pace of innovation is fast. Those in the lead respond to changing market demands quickly and efficiently, leaving behind those who rely on inflexible and dated supply chains.

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The Autonomous Supply Chain: Possible or Impossible?

In the press, a great deal of attention is given to the concept of using drones to deliver parcels direct to people's homes as well as the use of autonomous delivery vehicles on the road. As exciting as these concepts are, a lot more work is needed before they are mature enough for large-scale implementation.

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