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First Analytics Resumes the Summer R&D Program

After a two-year hiatis we are pleased to announce that our Summer R&D Progam has returned.  We are invitiing participation in this program. Do you have a research topic to explort or "skunkworks" progject in mind?  Don’t have the time…

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Analytics Arrives in the Trucking Industry

There has never been a more challenging time for the trucking industry.  From driver retention and recruiting, to safety, maintenance, and fuel savings, leading companies are now beginning to use a data analytics approach to improve their operations and financial…

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Simpson’s Paradox and Safety Analytics

We previously wrote about Goodhart's law and how it poses a challenge to analytics over a period of time in the sense that "when a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure."  But that is not…

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Before Data Science: Statistics

This post is a companion to our previous post, Beyond Data Science: Industrial Engineering.  The notion in that article was that there is more to analytics than just data science, the specific case being industrial engineering. For a long time…

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Beyond Data Science: Industrial Engineering

Much attention has been heaped upon the data science profession for about a decade now, including by our own chairman, Tom Davenport, who called it "the sexiest job of the 21st Century".   Well-known hierarchies of types of analytics generally show…

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