Archive for Guest Commentary – Quintiq

How to Use Machine Learning to Boost S&OP

In my previous guest commentary, I shared some of my thoughts on the impact of machine learning on S&OP and described what would be a potential ultimate machine learning solution. In today’s post, I’ll share some concrete examples of machine learning applications used today in the context of S&OP. Machine learning to boost your sales […]

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Is Machine Learning Going to Revolutionize S&OP?

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are at their peak. Unless you’ve lived in a cave the last three years, you probably have read many articles about cool applications of artificial intelligence. For example, you probably heard about how a machine learning algorithm allowed the machine to beat the best humans in Go or in Poker […]

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Friends with Fitbits: Fitness Tracking and Taking Supply Chain Planning to the Next Level

It’s been a busy week and I forgot to charge my Fitbit. It has become a habit to make sure that I am getting all my steps in and not just meeting, but exceeding my daily and weekly fitness goals. What does this have to do with supply chain planning? As it turns out, plenty. […]

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Revenue Management for Rail Freight Profitability

The current outlook for the rail freight industry is, at best, mixed. Where rail freight once was the price-competitive transport mode of choice, low fuel prices and increased availability of trucks in the spot market have resulted in low freight rates that are expected to remain low¹. It is becoming increasingly difficult under current circumstances […]

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Why Wait for a Future of Drones and Driverless Cars? How to Solve the Same-day Delivery Puzzle Today

In the race to improve customer experience, the retailer’s quest for a profitable and effective method to offer same-day delivery has been surprisingly slow. Perhaps distracted by what the competition is doing or intimidated by perceived obstacles, many retailers have tried too hard to look to the future and missed what technology is telling them […]

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