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Human-Computer Interaction and Supply Chain Analytics

Human-Computer Interaction and Supply Chain Analytics | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it
Supply chain analytics has matured to the point where advanced methods - Machine Learning, Data Science, and Business Intelligence - are extremely necessary
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Brewing Beer and Fighting Crime with Predictive Analytics

Brewing Beer and Fighting Crime with Predictive Analytics | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it
Learn how predictive analytics tools allow us to compare possible outcomes using scenario analysis and foresee challenges and disruptions before they happen
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Halo Launches New Data Science Advisory Group for Supply Chain Excellence

Halo Launches New Data Science Advisory Group for Supply Chain Excellence | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it
RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Halo, provider of self-service supply chain analytics software, today announced the launch of a new unit providing data science advisory services. Based in ...
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How to add Value to a Mature Data Science Practice

How to add Value to a Mature Data Science Practice | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it
Sorting through the latest buzzwords and finding useful resources to drive your data science agenda requires some filters. Check these links to get started!
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Taking the First Step With Demand Forecasting

Taking the First Step With Demand Forecasting | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it

An advanced planning and inventory optimization solution can have you creating demand forecasts and stock replenishment plans in a matter of minutes. Here's how you get started.

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The Forecasting Multi-tool

The Forecasting Multi-tool | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it

The Forecasting Multi-tool: How to use general analytic methods to solve specific analytical problems.

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How to choose the best retail demand planning strategy for your business with SkuBrain: Bottom Up Vs. Top Down Forecasting - SkuBrain

How to choose the best retail demand planning strategy for your business with SkuBrain: Bottom Up Vs. Top Down Forecasting - SkuBrain | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it

Most experts consider the Bottom Up approach to be best today – but, the vast majority of retailers still practice Top Down forecasting. Why? Let’s consider the options.

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Building Solid Supply & Supplier Management Relationships

Building Solid Supply & Supplier Management Relationships | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it
Join Halo and Supply Chain Insights on this interactive webinar and learn how to use analytics to build solid Supply & Supplier Management relationships.
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Five Surprising Ted Talks for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals - Halo

Five Surprising Ted Talks for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals - Halo | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it
Watch these 5 Ted Talks for Supply Chain that will inspire you to think about the numerous ways your Supply Chain can be optimized.
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Better Demand Planning for Beverage Distributors

In a world of exploding SKU’s, diverse competition and changing consumer tastes, forecasting is different. It is no longer reasonable to expect that your histo…
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In a world of exploding SKU’s, diverse competition and changing consumer tastes, forecasting is different. It is no longer reasonable to expect that your historical sales trends will consistently predict with accurately. 

Learn how to manage forecast errors to improve sales performance with better demand planning.
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Infographic: Solving Supply Chain Risks | Chief Supply Chain Officer

Infographic: Solving Supply Chain Risks | Chief Supply Chain Officer | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it
This infographic looks at the many ways in which supply chains can be disrupted or destroyed and what businesses can do to protect themselves from this
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Seven Keys to Scaling Your Supplier Scorecarding Program

Seven Keys to Scaling Your Supplier Scorecarding Program | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it

A solid supplier scorecarding program can drive big cost savings in the supply chain. Executives know that clear performance metrics are the starting point for supplier management. Yet, many companies find data management and sharing a roadblock...

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An Insight into Practical Inventory Management

An Insight into Practical Inventory Management | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it

A few years ago, a colleague recounted a consulting job he had just undertaken. The client was struggling to make a large enough profit, which was threatening to derail their expansion plan. This revolved around moving to a larger facility as they had outgrown their current warehouse. The client perceived the problem as lack of sales and wanted my colleague to look at ways they could increase revenue so as to fund the expansion.

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The Top 3 Supply Chain Trends from Supply Chain Insights Global Summit

The Top 3 Supply Chain Trends from Supply Chain Insights Global Summit | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it
Preparing businesses to support the use of data will be central. These are the top 3 Supply Chain Trends companies of any size should follow.
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Managing Data Spikes to Reduce Forecasting Noise

Managing Data Spikes to Reduce Forecasting Noise | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it

Most businesses see occasional spikes in their sales. Sometimes these spikes are data errors, and sometimes the spikes reflect real sales. Learn how to manage data spikes to reduce forecasting noise.

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Using Zapier to Connect your E-Commerce system to SkuBrain

Using Zapier to Connect your E-Commerce system to SkuBrain | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it

At SkuBrain we’ve built integrations to the Order Management Systems (OMS) which are popular with our client base – these include Vend, Shopify and Brightpearl. With the integrations, users of these platforms can easily import their sales history...

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Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive Analytics Explained

Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive Analytics Explained | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it
Evaluating Analytic Options: A two-minute guide to understanding and selecting the right Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive Analytics.
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The Most Exciting Features Available in SQL 2016

The Most Exciting Features Available in SQL 2016 | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it
Microsoft recently announced SQL 2016, which brings to the table some very exciting features that will benefit on-premise, Azure, and hybrid customers.
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Unprepared Supply Chains Are 'Driving Blindfold' Toward Disaster

What's the biggest risk to global supply chains today? Natural disasters? Terrorism? Supplier failure? Port strikes? How about ignorance?

For all the talk of heightened supply-chain risk today, nearly one in 10 organizations don't even know who their key suppliers are. And seven in 10 lack full visibility over their supply chains.
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A recent report by Zurich Insurance highlights the uncomfortable truth that most mid-market firms do not have the supplier transparency to minimize the cost of disruptions.
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Driving Analytics User Adoption With Cross-Departmental Metrics

Driving Analytics User Adoption With Cross-Departmental Metrics | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it
Analytics user adoption is a complication that often comes up during the rollout of analytics solutions. Here are some great tips to increase user adoption.
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Achieving Managed Self-service BI with Halo and Power BI

Achieving Managed Self-service BI with Halo and Power BI | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it

Halo is designed to specifically to support governed data aggregation and integrates seamlessly with Power BI. Watch and learn how to build Microsoft Power BI visualizations using the Halo Data Warehousing Platform.

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Supply Chain Intelligence and Analytics Executive Guidelines for Success

Learn from industry experts about the future of supply chain analytics in 2016. Understand the main concerns of executives in the coming year and where the foc…
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Five steps to launch a supplier scorecard

Five steps to launch a supplier scorecard | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it
Supplier scorecards are near universally accepted as a key tool for capturing the data you'll need and managing a more profitable supply chain.
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Market Guide for Supply Chain Visibility Software

Market Guide for Supply Chain Visibility Software | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it
Supply chain leaders can improve performance and lessen risk by using multienterprise, collaborative software for real-time insights across the value network. As the market grows, Gartner expects vendors to further enrich data capture, analytics, simulation and extended collaboration functionality.
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Halo provides a platform for self-service supply chain planning and data discovery that enables organizations to grow revenue, gain competitive advantage, and increase customer satisfaction. Check us out on the latest Gartner Market Guide for Supply Chain Visibility!

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Four Steps for Better Demand Forecasting

Four Steps for Better Demand Forecasting | Information and Insights from Halo Business Intelligence | Scoop.it

 

Forecasting is an “inexact science” that relies on the data available to you, the math you use, and how you implement the forecast. There are libraries full of algorithms that are relatively easy to implement in software, but the math is only as good as the data it’s applied to.

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