A Rainy-Day Guide to Predictive Analytics

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Small talk always seems to start with observations around the weather.  So, as we attempt to boil down a complex topic like the applied machine learning techniques to develop predictive analytics, let’s start with the weather. A simple thing like a rainstorm can be a great example for how predictive analytics will change everyday life.  […]

Gradient Boosting of Decision Trees

The 1811 release of SAP IBP (Integrated Business Planning) has some amazing new features, and near the top of my list of favorites sits the new Gradient Boosting forecasting algorithm. This new machine learning algorithm provides the next step into advanced forecasting techniques in IBP. Technically, its full name is Gradient Boosting of Decision Trees. […]

Waking Up to the Potential of Machine Learning

  …”BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!”  Your alarm goes off and you start your morning routine, somehow managing you to clock in on time without being yelled at by your boss. But, I bet that this didn’t happen to you on your second day of work (yes, I said second day, because everybody arrives at work at least […]

5 Supply Chain Trends We’re Looking Forward to in 2018

5 Supply Chain Trends We’re Looking Forward To In 2018   Once again, it’s my favorite time of year- obligatory list season!  A time when we at SCM Connections get to make our own wild predictions about what will happen in the supply chain management world while the earth spins around the sun one more […]