Business Soundbites Event – Looking to be more Efficient and Expand your Business

By Dr Jesse O'Hanley, Reader in Environmental Systems Management, Kent Business School


With Brexit now officially underway, business optimisation and operational efficiency utilising business analytics have become all-important to UK-based companies. At Kent Business School, we can help you run your business more effectively and efficiently, resulting in a positive economic impact. Contributor Dr Jesse O’Hanley invites you to attend.

Efficiency, efficiency, efficiency! That’s the mantra of pretty much any business that wants to stay in business these days. But how do you actually go about doing this? The Management Science Group at Kent Business School uses a range of tools within the field of Business Analytics that can help businesses see tangible efficiency gains.

Broadly speaking, Business Analytics is the art of modelling and analysis. It includes a range of techniques that many have heard of – statistical analysis, data mining, forecasting and regression, optimisation, simulation – but may not be familiar with how they can actually be used in practice to interpret data, forecast trends, automate and streamline decisions, and optimise courses of action.

At our Business Soundbites event on Thursday 11 May, I will be talking in more detail about ways in which our team can make your company operate more efficiently. A showcase of two ongoing projects with the Port of Dover and Priority Freight will be used to see how Business Analytics techniques have helped these two companies stay on top of a rapidly changing business environment through the respective use of state-of-the-art discrete-event simulation modelling and vehicle scheduling heuristics. The discussion will highlight how smarter, analytics-driven decision support has helped the Port and Priority Freight achieve both short-term performance improvements and guide long-term planning.

Speakers also include Tim Waggott (CEO – Port of Dover) and Neal Williams (Group Managing Director – Priority Freight), who will demonstrate using case studies what optimisation looks like and how it can transform the way you conduct business.

Following the presentation and Q&A session, there will be a networking opportunity with drinks and music in the Atrium of Kent Business School‘s brand new Canterbury home, The Sibson Building.

The event is free to attend, please register to attend using the button below. We look forward to welcoming you:

Thursday 11 May 2017

17:00 – 19:30

Kent Business School, Sibson Building, Parkwood Road, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7FS


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