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Will Data Reshape the Future of Logistics?

Advancing from reactive thinking to predictive problem solving will create smarter transportation networks.
Jack Levis | UPS

Today, companies mostly use data to explain what has already happened, a practice known as descriptive analytics.  The more advanced companies turn to analytics to predict what might happen next. But just 3 percent of firms deploy prescriptive analytics, which goes beyond prediction and determines the optimal action to take. Increasingly, businesses will use analytics. […]

TED@UPS: Turning Skeptics into Believers

How did we finally succeed in creating the world’s largest operations research project?
Jack Levis | UPS

Summary: The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once said, “Truth passes through three stages: ridicule, violent opposition and, finally, acceptance as if self-evident.” After devoting almost a decade of my life to a project that goes by the acronym ORION, I believe many innovative ideas must clear the same gauntlet before skeptics become believers. ORION began […]