Our Events


  • Demand planning and innovations

    Feb 4, 15:00 - 16:30 (ET)
    This is a series of two webinars discussing Demand planning and the innovations in the field. The first session will focus on the current state of demand planning, discussing the objectives of demand forecasting and demand planning in business. It will touch on various strategic, tactical, and operational processes and how demand planning connects them all. The effects of demand sensing, demand shaping, and collaboration on demand plans. The second session will cover the innovations in demand planning, building on the previous session. It will explore some of the fundamental obstacles encountered by the traditional approaches and the various approaches that are currently gaining traction with early adopters. Topics will include demand modeling, machine learning, probabilistic forecasting, and so-called demand-driven alternatives.

  • Multi Echelon inventory optimization

    Feb 25, 14:00 - 15:30 (ET)
    Join us next week for a session on "Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization" by Dr. Bram Desmet. A multi-echelon supply chain looks at multiple stages, looks at how to balance raw material, intermediate, and finished product inventories. It extends basic safety stock and lot size formulas to account for the network effect. He will also talk about the real-life impact of implementing multi-echelon optimization About the speaker: Bram Desmet is a professor (Vlerick Business School, Ghent University, and Peking University) and keynote speaker. He connects the supply chain, strategy, and finance through financial metrics, to show how the supply chain has become the centerpiece of your business. He is also the CEO of Solventure who grabs every opportunity to bridge the gap between academic concepts and industry practice. We help companies to understand the dynamics of the Supply Chain Triangle and how that is impacting their business. With a unique approach centered around people, processes, tools, and analytics, we turn your Supply Chain into a competitive edge.

  • Column generation and Benders decomposition using C++ and CPLEX

    Mar 11, 15:00 - 16:30 (ET)
    This tutorial is a continuation of the previous session solving LP problems using C++ and IBM ILOG Cplex with details   on model building, scenario analysis, deciding solver parameters, and post-processing. In this tutorial, Rahman will   show how to program column generation and Benders decomposition algorithms to solve cutting stock problems and   facility location problems.

  • How to write concise sentences?

    Mar 23, 15:00 - 16:30 (ET)
    Do people say that your writing is wordy? Building clear, concise sentences is a challenging, but essential skill in both academic writing projects and in the workplace. In the first part of this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to recognize the “symptoms” of wordy writing and practical strategies for fixing it. In the second half, participants will apply these techniques to their own writing projects (ex. Papers, articles, resumes, and cover letters) and/or give feedback on others’ projects. Using Richard Lanham’s famous “Paramedic Method” for concise writing and other approaches, participants will leave the session with strategies for “user-friendly” sentences. To get the most out of this workshop, you should have access to a sample of your own writing such as a paper, article, chapter draft, resume, cover letter, or email. If you are not currently working on a writing project, you can use an older piece of writing in order to practice concise writing and editing techniques.

  • Creating Resumes and Cover letters

    Mar 27, 09:00 - 17:00 (ET)
    Join us next week for an interactive workshop on resume and cover letter writing. Learn about the: -Different types of resumes and cover letters and their application. -Best design practices for a general resume, a tailored resume, as well as for scannable versions. -And how to organize and craft a well-written cover letter that complements your resume. Don't forget to bring in a draft of your resume and cover letter for an expert advise on them by Katie Homar and Joseph Aldinger, PhD

  • Innovations in Demand Planning

    Mar 30, 16:00 - 17:30 (ET)
    This session builds on the previous session on " Current state of Demand planning". It explains some of the   fundamental obstacles encountered by the traditional approaches and the various approaches that are currently   gaining traction with early adopters. The role of academia is covered. Topics will include demand modeling, machine   learning, probabilistic forecasting, and so-called demand-driven alternatives.