Establishing an Analytics Capability and Organization - Lessons Learned
Joint Professional Development Meeting - APICS & ABPMP
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Doubletree Hotel, 4727 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19810
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These days, it’s difficult to read any article discussing careers and not find a reference to Data Scientist, Statistician, or Operations Research Analyst. US News and World Report ranks them in the top 20 positions. Forbes ranks them in the top 5. With the explosion of data being created via smart phones, low cost sensors, and the Internet, there is a high demand for someone with the skills to convert all that data into improved profits or reduced costs. For companies who are looking to bring this skillset in house, there are lessons to be learned.
During his presentation, Brent Peterson, Data and Analytics Lead for Europe and Asia at Air Products, will discuss the Analytics group at Air Products, how they are organized, where analytics are working well, and where there is opportunity for improvement.
Air Products has an established commitment to Operations Research and Advanced Analytics. Under various names, the Data and Analytics group has been in existence for over 40 years providing significant benefits for the company. The group works on large problems like Vehicle Scheduling, Production Scheduling and Network Optimization, as well as, smaller efforts like Customer retention, Vehicle Maintenance, Asset Location, and Supply Chain optimization. In 2005, Air Products was recognized for this sustained performance with the INFORMS prize.
Brent Peterson is currently a Senior Advanced Analytics Associate at Air Products within the Decision Sciences group where he is responsible for advanced analytics in Industrial Gases Europe, Industrial Gases Asia, and Worldwide Marketing. Brent joined Air Products in 1981 as an Operations Research Analyst where he worked on Customer Sourcing, Vehicle Scheduling, and Supply Chain Optimization problems. Brent has also worked within the business, holding various roles within our Liquid/Bulk and SAP Implementation teams. Brent holds BS in Computer Science and Operations Research from Miami University and an M.S. in Operations Research and Statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.