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We seek big opportunities and take a wide-angle view of what’s possible through advanced analytics.  Our success has been based on our ability to be nimble, to respond and react quickly to our clients’ needs, flexibly tailoring and channeling our skill sets to their projects.  No guesswork; not intuition; just a deep belief and reliance in the power of analytics.

We drive insight, intelligence and change. And we’re ready to do it for you.

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Keep Safety Rates on the Right Track.

The nation’s largest railroad came to us with a challenge. After seeing initial declines in their reportable employee injury and safety incident rates, stagnation set in. The railroad had...
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Machine Learning Supporting Demand Planners

A leading consumer packed goods company relied on statistical models to forecast demand of their product. While baseline statistical forecasts were generally...
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Optimizing Tight Spaces

A global pharmaceutical company came to us with a unique space optimization challenge. The company had developed and launched a new product line of pre-filled syringes, promising to improve safety and control...
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Improving Service Parts Forecasting

An automotive company’s legacy parts forecasting system suffered from age, scalability issues, and expensive licensing fees to the vendor. During a short planning cycle at the end of each month...
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Machine Vision for Detecting Equipment Problems

This company operates equipment in motion at high speed.  Certain components develop defects or damage that could cause...
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Forecasting and Planning for an Online Retailer

A popular online retailer needed to understand and project demand for nearly 30 million SKUs over multiple websites. We implemented a...
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Forecasting Audit

A manufacturer had invested in forecasting software and staff time with the expectation of realizing substantial...
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Public Affairs Crisis Management

A global consumer products company wanted to understand the impact of public relations events such as...
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Improving Case Fill Rates

A consumer goods company struggled, in some of their categories, to maintain desired case fill rates to customers....
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Uncovering Product Quality Issues using Machine Data

A food company experienced manufacturing issues with one particular product, where the product was...
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Analytics Platform Modernization

This client had a very capable data science team but productivity was hampered by each analyst having a desktop workstation versus a unified consistent...
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Forecasting Application Hosting

The client licensed new software for forecasting and wanted to realize the gains immediately.  But between constraints with the company’s IT department...
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Advising on Product Strategy for IoT

A semiconductor manufacturer began to foresee opportunities in the exploding potential applications of the so-called internet-of-things...
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Predictive Maintenance for Medical Instruments

A medical device company has maintenance contracts for thousands of their instruments...
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Developing a “Big Data” Analytics Strategy

A consumer goods company wanted to determine the opportunities and challenges...
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Improving Financial Forecast Accuracy with Less Effort

A retailer’s quarterly financial forecasting process would take 28 people, 160 hours to...
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Enabling Your Data Science Team

Several of our clients have sizable, capable data science teams. But with the rise...
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Architecting a Big Data Analytics Platform

A utility desired to establish an “integrated customer data and analytics” platform...
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Improving Fuel Conservation

A transportation company spends over a billion dollars a year on fuel.  Even a 1% savings in fuel consumption...
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Protecting the Public at Rail/Highway Crossings

Vehicle-train collisions at railroad crossings is a significant problem in North America...
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Text Mining to Understand Accidents

A transportation company maintains a database of accidents. Along with data about each incident, textual narratives...
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Quantifying the Effect of Public Relations on Corporate Earnings

A public relations services and measurement company desired to show how their data...
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Analytics Strategy to Adapt to an Evolving Market

This client provides analytical services to national direct marketing companies. The services include...
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Knowledge Transfer to Build Automated Daily Order Forecasts

A growing company that provides daily grocery delivery services through online...
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Finding IT System Bottlenecks and Predicting Performance

The company processes large amounts of documents and other data. The processed...
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Optimizing Gasoline Prices

An operator of about 1700 gas stations needed to set fuel sales volume and profit targets at the corporate level...
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Promotional Risk Feedback for Sales Account Managers

The client relies heavily on promotions for many of their products, and future planned...
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Machine Learning for Data Quality

The client augments their own sales data with multiple third party sources to get a comprehensive view...
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Automatic Order Writing

A consumer goods company redesigned a portion of their supply network. For certain sales outlets, a distinct distribution...
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Building In-house Price and Promotion Modeling Capabilities

This retailer was dependent on large enterprise software to manage pricing...
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Predictive Maintenance for Trucks

A mining company relies on high-payload-capacity trucks to haul extracted material for extraction of ore and...
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Identifying the Drivers of Employee Attrition

For its key operations, the company relies on workers who require extensive training which takes the course...
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Food Safety in Meat Processing Plants

A company that provides products and services to the animal health industry was looking to help meat...
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Projecting Beef Cattle Endpoint Performance

An international animal health company wanted to build an improved decision tool for beef producers looking...
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Better Quantifying of Promotional ROI

The sales executives of this consumer packaged goods company relies on sales and promotion data...
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Multiple CPG Demand Forecasting Implementations

Several of our CPG clients have similar challenges with demand forecasting. How to produce accurate...
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Deploying Multi-tier Causal Forecasting Systems

Four consumer product companies we have worked with have recognized the value of linking...
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Making a Railroad’s Employees Safer – An Open Source Case

After seeing the success of our project at another railroad, this company asked us to do...
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Pricing Segmentation Using a Demand Signal Repository

A consumer goods company spent several years and millions of dollars building a demand signal...
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Forecasting Maintenance Requirements

A transportation service company provides maintenance services to very large fleets. They needed...
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Teaching Analytics for Predictive Maintenance

The company needed to predict when, over the next three months, certain components would trigger...
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Commodity Prices and Customer Demand

A railroad transports crude oil from refineries to many oil customers. They need to understand demand...
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Commodity Prices, Producer Profitability and Spending​

A producer of animal feed medications and vaccinations wanted to understand how livestock.​...
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Alerting to Potential Lost Sales

A business-to-business company with many high volume, high-quantity orders from customers..
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Incorporating New Media into Marketing Mix Models

A company which for years had relied on marketing mix models to attribute sales volume to marketing..
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Uncovering Adverse Safety Trends

Two companies were looking to identify developing trends in safety incidents with their employees...
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Using Social Media for Business Decisions

This case is an amalgamation of several projects we have undertaking to incorporate social media...
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Weather Data in Analytics

Weather plays a factor in many of the subjects our case studies. Although the weather is often...
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Strategy for Applying Analytics to a Demand Signal Repository

A consumer packaged goods company had invested heavily in building a so-called demand signal...
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Menu Price Optimization for a Quick-Serve Restaurant

An operator of a national chain of fast food restaurants desired to improve profits through price...
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Understanding and Improving Worker Productivity

A company in recent years had experienced a wide variation in productivity and were alarmed about...
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Understanding Litigation Trends using an Employee Reporting System

An employer of tens of thousands of employees maintains a hotline for employees to anonymously...
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Measuring the Effectiveness of a Novel Treatment for Opioid Addiction

An employer of tens of thousands of employees maintains a hotline for employees to anonymously...
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Facility Cost Benchmarking

A large global manufacturer desired to implement a cost benchmarking system to understand...
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Pandemic Response

In the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic our clients and other companies needed...
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