The contemporary world lives on the data produced at an unprecedented speed through social networks and the internet of things (IoT). Data has been called the new global currency, and its rise is transforming entire industries, providing a wealth of opportunities. Applied data science research is necessary to derive useful information from big data for the effective and efficient utilization to solve real-world problems. A broad analytical set allied with strong business logic is fundamental in today’s corporations. Organizations work to obtain competitive advantage by analyzing the data produced within and outside their organizational limits to support their decision-making processes. This book aims to provide an overview of the concepts, tools, and techniques behind the fields of data science and artificial intelligence (AI) applied to business and industries. The Handbook of Research on Applied Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in Business and Industry discusses all stages of data science to AI and their application to real problems across industries—from science and engineering to academia and commerce. This book brings together practice and science to build successful data solutions, showing how to uncover hidden patterns and leverage them to improve all aspects of business performance by making sense of data from both web and offline environments. Covering topics including applied AI, consumer behavior analytics, and machine learning, this text is essential for data scientists, IT specialists, managers, executives, software and computer engineers, researchers, practitioners, academicians, and students.
Intelligent business analytics is an emerging technology that has become a mainstream market adopted broadly across industries, organizations, and geographic regions. Intelligent business analytics is a current focus for research and development across academia and industries and must be examined and considered thoroughly so businesses can apply the technology appropriately. The Handbook of Research on Foundations and Applications of Intelligent Business Analytics examines the technologies and applications of intelligent business analytics and discusses the foundations of intelligent analytics such as intelligent mining, intelligent statistical modeling, and machine learning. Covering topics such as augmented analytics and artificial intelligence systems, this major reference work is ideal for scholars, engineers, professors, practitioners, researchers, industry professionals, academicians, and students.
As technology continues to be a ubiquitous force that propels businesses to success, it is imperative that updated studies are continuously undertaken to ensure that the most efficient tools and techniques are being utilized. In the current business environment, organizations that can improve their agility and business intelligence are able to become much more resilient and viable competitors in the global economy. Achieving Organizational Agility, Intelligence, and Resilience Through Information Systems is a critical reference book that provides the latest empirical studies, conceptual research, and methodologies that enable organizations to enhance and improve their agility, competitiveness, and sustainability in order to position them for paramount success in today’s economy. Covering topics that include knowledge management, human development, and sustainable development, this book is ideal for managers, executives, entrepreneurs, IT specialists and consultants, academicians, researchers, and students.
Blockchain technology has the potential to utterly transform supply chains, streamline processes, and improve the whole of security. Manufacturers across the globe face challenges with forecasting demand, controlling inventory, and accelerating digital transformation to cater to the challenges of changing market dynamics and evolving customer expectations. Hence, blockchain should be seen as an investment in future-readiness and customer-centricity, not as an experimental technology. Utilizing Blockchain Technologies in Manufacturing and Logistics Management explores the strengths of blockchain adaptation in manufacturing industries and logistics management, which include product traceability, supply chain transparency, compliance monitoring, and auditability, and also examines the current open issues and future research trends of blockchain. Leveraging blockchain technology into a manufacturing enterprise can enhance its security and reduce the rates of systematic failures. Covering topics such as fraud detection, Industry 4.0, and security threats, this book is a ready premier reference for graduate and post-graduate students, academicians, researchers, industrialists, consultants, and entrepreneurs, as well as micro, small, and medium enterprises.
Strategic analytics is a relatively new field in conjunction with strategic management and business intelligence. Generally, the strategic management field deals with the enhancement of the decision-making capabilities of managers. Typically, such decision-making processes are heavily dependent upon various internal and external reports. Managers need to develop their strategies using clear strategy processes supported by the increasing availability of data. This situation calls for a different approach to strategy, including integration with analytics, as the science of extracting value from data and structuring complex problems. Using Strategy Analytics to Measure Corporate Performance and Business Value Creation discusses how to tackle complex business dynamics using optimization techniques and modern business analytics tools. It covers not only introductory concepts of strategic analytics but also provides strategic analytics applications in each area of management such as market dynamics, customer analysis, operations, and people management. It unveils the best industry practices and how managers can become expert strategists and analysts to better measure and enhance corporate performance and their businesses. This book is ideal for analysts, executives, managers, entrepreneurs, researchers, students, industry professionals, stakeholders, practitioners, academicians, and others interested in the strategic analytics domain and how it can be applied to complex business dynamics.
Artificial intelligence (AI) describes machines/computers that mimic cognitive functions that humans associate with other human minds, such as learning and problem solving. As businesses have evolved to include more automation of processes, it has become more vital to understand AI and its various applications. Additionally, it is important for workers in the marketing industry to understand how to coincide with and utilize these techniques to enhance and make their work more efficient. The Handbook of Research on Applied AI for International Business and Marketing Applications is a critical scholarly publication that provides comprehensive research on artificial intelligence applications within the context of international business. Highlighting a wide range of topics such as diversification, risk management, and artificial intelligence, this book is ideal for marketers, business professionals, academicians, practitioners, researchers, and students.
Todays manufacturing systems are undergoing significant changes in the aspects of planning, production execution, and delivery. It is imperative to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in optimization to efficiently create products for the market. The Handbook of Research on Applied Optimization Methodologies in Manufacturing Systems is a pivotal reference source including the latest scholarly research on heuristic models for solving manufacturing and supply chain related problems. Featuring exhaustive coverage on a broad range of topics such as assembly ratio, car sequencing, and color constraints, this publication is ideally designed for practitioners seeking new comprehensive models for problem solving in manufacturing and supply chain management.