Michael Cavaretta

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A good or bad product quality rating can make or break an organization. However, the notion of “quality” is often defined by an independent rating company that does not make the formula for determining the rank of a product publicly available. In order to invest wisely in product development, organizations are starting to use intelligent approaches for(More)
Communications of material requirements between a manufacturer and its supply base is fraught with inefficiencies. Suppliers complain that variation in material quantity requires them to keep extra capacity on hand, as well as preventing optimization of their labor and equipment. The manufacturer experiences issues with instability, also preventing(More)
Automotive companies, such as Ford Motor Company, have no shortage of large databases with abundant opportunities for cost reduction and revenue enhancement. The Data Mining Group at Ford has worked in the areas of Quality, Customer Satisfaction and Warranty Analytics for close to ten years. In this time, we have developed a number of methods for building(More)
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