Models in everything

The surprising complexity of orange juice production:

Revenue Analytics consultant Bob Cross, architect of Coke’s juice model, also built the model Delta Air Lines uses to maximize its revenue per mile flown. Orange juice, says Cross, “is definitely one of the most complex applications of business analytics. It requires analyzing up to 1 quintillion decision variables to consistently deliver the optimal blend, despite the whims of Mother Nature.”

HT: Centives

  • One quintillion? ‘Mine’s bigger than yours’, is what I think he meant.

    • I guess you’ll be putting in a request for some of the Chch supercomputer’s clock time soon!