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Kickstart your Analytics Center of Excellence
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Centers of Excellence (CoE) are often created in a certain areas in order to promote advanced practices throughout the company. In a recent talk sponsored by Analytics India Magazine Bringing the E in Analytics CoE, there is an excellent discussion of the requirements  for a successful Analytics CoE that covers a wide range of topics Read More »

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Swiss Army Knife for Supply Chain Analytics
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The needs of today’s supply chain analytics practitioners extend beyond the basic capabilities of off-the-shelf packages. Changing business requirements and user requests drive the wish for fast flexible answers to questions that cannot be fully anticipated. The Opalytics Cloud platform (OCP) is designed not only to provide off-the-shelf solvers such as network design, multi-echelon inventory Read More »

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Deploying Price and Promotion Optimization
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Our chairman David Simchi-Levi has been involved for a while in cutting edge research and application of price optimization.  As he notes “Identifying the optimal prices for products was once a time-consuming process. That’s changing as businesses start to take advantage of advances in machine learning, increases in computing speed, and greater availability of data.”  He Read More »

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Fast and Furious Analytics
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There is tremendous pressure on analysts to provide answers to crucial business questions using advanced analytics, and then turn them into user friendly solutions. The expectation is that this will happen fast!  However, most of the analytics tools support individual analysis and are hard to turn into useful collaborative  applications. In order to provide dependable Read More »

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Learn more about the New Frontier of Price Optimization
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Our chairman David Simchi-Levi has been involved for a while in cutting edge research and application of price optimization.  As he notes “Identifying the optimal prices for products was once a time-consuming process. That’s changing as businesses start to take advantage of advances in machine learning, increases in computing speed, and greater availability of data.”  He Read More »

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Go Beyond Network Design
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Network design is enjoying a high profile of late because it has become the capability that most companies with mature supply chain practices use to understand their costs, improve performance and plan. Once the practice of using network design is embedded in a company’s process it is used more frequently for making informed decisions. The Read More »

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Fantasy Football Draft Optimizer 2017
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Last year we introduced a Fantasy Football Optimizer powered by Opalytics and allowed anyone interested to test it out. We’re back for year two with the same offer, contact us here if you are interested. There have been a few relatively minor changes from the user’s point of view. Derek Nelson, the optimization expert and former Read More »

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Automating Supply Chain Analytics
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Supply chain analytics span a wide range of applications from strategic network design to production planning, transportation routing, demand planning and many more. In addition, there is a growing need for innovative supply chain analytics capabilities beyond spreadsheets, business Intelligence, and enterprise system reports. One example is price and promotion optimization which links into demand Read More »

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Case Study: Forecast and Production Planning
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Network optimization has traditionally been used to make decisions about where to locate plants and warehouses, how to best ship products and where to source. This has expanded into decisions around production planning at a high level. These include which plant should produce which product and when, given capacity and cost constraints. This type of Read More »

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LINDO Teams with Opalytics to Deploy Analytics Applications
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Boston, MA. – July 5th, 2017 – Opalytics, a provider of an analytics platform to empower operations, and LINDO Systems,  a leading provider of optimization software since 1981, are teaming up to provide a platform to deploy applications developed with LINDO’s solvers and tools. The Opalytics Cloud Platform was developed in order to create applications that use advanced analytics Read More »

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