Big data

Leveraging Business Intelligence, Planning and Predictive Analytics Tools to Drive Strategy Across the Enterprise

Mueller, Inc. steered its organization through the "Great Recession" by leveraging all of its available data to keep the company afloat.  By communicating the important metrics required for successful navigation through tempestuous waters, Mueller has recovered and has maintained its dominance as a marker leader in the construction materials segment. You will hear how Mueller used IBM Cognos and leveraged its big data to increase revenue, increased planning and forecast accuracy, and instituted a predictive analytics model to drive performance across the organization. This session will focus on Mueller's analytics journey with IBM's business analytics softwares, what factors contributed to its success, what the future holds for this dynamic system, and the lessons learned along the way.

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Mark Lack
Manager, Business Intelligence

Mark Lack manages the Business Intelligence (BI) and Balanced Scorecard processes at Mueller, Inc., a manufacturer and retailer of steel building products in the South Central United States. Mueller's BI processes include planning, forecasting, management reporting and strategy management using Kaplan and Norton's Balanced Scorecard. His mission at Mueller is to support performance management using BI, ensuring alignment with corporate strategy. His execution of the Balanced Scorecard earned Mueller induction into Kaplan and Norton's Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame in 2007.

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