Industry analysts were recently predicting that it would take at least until the end of 2023 for the semiconductor chip shortage to subside. That was before Russia invaded Ukraine. This has only made the outlook more dire because, for instance, the semiconductor industry relies on Russia and Ukraine to supply Continue Reading 3 Case Studies of the Semiconductor Industry
Non-Disruptive Optimized Planning Reduces Milk-Run Costs
A milk-run, in logistics, is a regular, multi-stop, round trip for either distribution or collection. Automotive manufacturers commonly use milk-runs to collect suppliers’ parts to feed their final assembly lines. Continue Reading Non-Disruptive Optimized Planning Reduces Milk-Run Costs
Reduction in CO2 Emissions for Traveling Engineers
This post shows the environmental impact of optimizing travel distances for engineers of a leading field service management (FSM) company in the United Kingdom. Continue Reading Reduction in CO2 Emissions for Traveling Engineers
New IBM DOC 4.0.1 Release!
One year has passed, after a lot of effort and working hours, today DecisionBrain is glad to inform you that Decision Optimization Center 4.0.1 is now available! Continue Reading New IBM DOC 4.0.1 Release!
IBM Decision Optimization Center 4.0: Optimization at Business Users’ Fingertips
IBM Decision Optimization Center provides a configurable platform for building, deploying and monitoring decision support applications for business users. Continue Reading IBM Decision Optimization Center 4.0: Optimization at Business Users’ Fingertips
Tips & tricks in OR practice
Operations Research (OR) is a science with solid grounds coming from mathematics (graph theory, combinatorial optimization, convex and non convex geometry …), artificial intelligence (A*, constraint programming), local search and other metaheuristics such as evolutionary methods (Genetic Algorithms), simulated annealing or even nature-inspired methods such as ant-colony or swarm particle. Continue Reading Tips & tricks in OR practice
When to (not) use mavenLocal() in your Gradle build script
If you’re like me and you work in a company that uses Gradle as its build tool, you may have wondered, while writing the build scripts for your project, what exactly should go into that repositories block. And in particular whether or not to include mavenLocal(), and if so where: as the first element? the last one? The short answer is that you don’t want to include it. Continue Reading When to (not) use mavenLocal() in your Gradle build script
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