Analytics
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Business (NOT) as Usual: 3 Big Business Intelligence Predictions for 2015

Ray Major - December 30, 2014

Each year, I work with dozens of clients in a quest to help them effectively implement their Business Intelligence systems.  And each year, based on my experiences,…

Analytics
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How to Get Started with Value Add Forecasting

Ray Major - November 6, 2014

Better Predictions = Higher ProfitsSo the promise of using statistical algorithms, forecasting and predictive analytics is now added to the list of a company’s number one priorities.…

Analytics
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Forecasting: It’s What’s Hot in Supply Chain Analytics

Ray Major - October 30, 2014

Better Data, Better Forecasts In the world of commerce, every business ecosystem has a type of supply chain that is critical to corporate operations.These supply chains rely on…

Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive Analytics Explained
Analytics
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Analytics
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Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive Analytics Explained

Ray Major - October 8, 2014

Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive Analytics ExplainedThe two-minute guide to understanding and selecting the right analyticsWith the flood of data available to businesses regarding their supply chain these…

Is Big Data the Silver Bullet for Advanced Supply Chain Analytics?
Analytics
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Analytics
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Is Big Data the Silver Bullet for Advanced Supply Chain Analytics?

Ray Major - September 25, 2014

Leveraging “Big Data” is  coming up more and more as a “must have” in conversations I’m having with clients and prospects, not only in the food and…

Don’t Let Internal Obstructionists Derail Your S&OP Initiative
Analytics
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Analytics
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Don’t Let Internal Obstructionists Derail Your S&OP Initiative

Ray Major - September 10, 2014

I recently ran across an article by Tracy Parsons where she identified obstructionist within an organizations as people who are “Paid by the No.” I found that statement…

Analytics
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Intelligence Input = Sales Output

Ray Major - September 3, 2014

As true today as it was 50 years ago? Time capsules can be interesting. They can also be humbling. More on that in a moment.  As true today…

Derailing Your Supply Chain BI Project
Analytics
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Analytics
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Derailing Your Supply Chain BI Project

Ray Major - September 1, 2014

Regular readers of my musings know that I’m adamant about the crucial role that human intelligence plays in Supply Chain Business Intelligence and analytics. Regular readers of…

Analytics
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5 Tips to Consider When Designing Supply Chain Key Performance Indicators

Ray Major - August 22, 2014

You can’t predict anything with 100% certainty, and your predictive power wanes the farther out you gaze. You can’t predict anything with 100% certainty, and your predictive…

Analytics
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Supply Chain Business Intelligence Is More Than Just Technology

Ray Major - August 20, 2014

Successful implementation of Supply Chain Business Intelligence requires more than just a technology platformOnce a company decides to evaluate a BI system to enhance their supply chain…