Publications

The New Frontier of Price Optimization

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.

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From Superstorms to Factory Fires: Managing Unpredictable Supply-Chain Disruptions

Traditional methods of managing supply chain risk require estimations of how likely a disruption is to occur. For fairly common risks—poor supplier performance, forecast errors, transportation breakdowns—the traditional methods work quite well. But it’s a different story for rare, high-impact events such as megadisasters, pandemics, and political upheavals. These risks are hard to quantify using Read More »

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Supply Chain Network Design

Using strategic supply chain network design, companies can achieve dramatic savings from their supply chains. Now, experts at IBM and Northwestern University have brought together both the rigorous principles and the practical applications you need to master. You’ll learn how to use supply chain network design to select the right number, location, territory, and size Read More »

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When One Size Does Not Fit All

As a business diversifies, it may need more than one supply chain. Here’s how Dell addressed that challenge.

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Managing the Supply Chain

In today’s environment of tight budgets and even tighter turnarounds, effective supply-chain management has become a core business requirement. Managing the Supply Chain adapts the number one supply-chain book on the college market to examine how professionals can consistently turn supply-chain strategy into a competitive advantage. This results-based book examines the experiences of today’s most accomplished Read More »

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