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Ingram Micro Inc.

January 29, 2015 08:00 ET

Ingram Micro Named Finalist for Prestigious 2015 INFORMS Edelman Analytics Award

Technology Leader's Global Business Intelligence & Analytics Center Earns Elite Recognition for Using Advanced Analytics to Optimize Business Outcomes

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 29, 2015) - Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced its Global Business Intelligence & Analytics (GBI&A) practice has been chosen as one of six finalists that will compete for the 2015 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences. The 2015 Edelman winner will be announced at an awards banquet on April 13 during the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research in Huntington Beach, California.

The esteemed award recognizes excellence in applying advanced analytics to benefit business and humanitarian outcomes. Finalists were chosen following a rigorous review by analytics experts from major organizations including Verizon Wireless, HP, Turner broadcasting, PriceWaterhouseCooper, SAITECH, Princeton Consultants, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Chicago and University of Maryland. Ingram Micro and other finalists were selected based on their application of analytics methodologies to solve problems, reduce costs or otherwise improve results in real-world environments.

Ingram Micro was selected as a finalist by the INFORMS judges for its exceptional use of predictive and prescriptive analytics solutions to proactively address current market challenges, offer insight and help businesses grow more profitably. Ingram Micro's GBI&A services are available to manufacturers and channel partners. 

"We have worked hard to establish Ingram Micro as a leader in the development and use of actionable and measurable predictive and prescriptive analytical applications that help address specific challenges and opportunities within the two-tier distribution, as well as provide a competitive advantage to the company and its channel partners," said Reeto Mookherjee, Ph.D., Senior Director, Global Business Intelligence & Analytics Center of Excellence, Ingram Micro. "It's an honor to have our efforts recognized by these technology leaders and we appreciate INFORMS increasing awareness on the important role business intelligence and data analytics play in today's marketplace."

Established in 2009, Ingram Micro GBI&A represents a strategic practice that empowers manufacturers and channel partners to use and learn from their data assets in order to make better business decisions. Over the last six years, Ingram Micro GBI&A has grown year-over-year to become a core and competitive differentiator for the company.

Now in its 44th year, the INFORMS Franz Edelman competition recognizes outstanding examples of analytics and operations research projects that transform companies, entire industries and people's lives. Using innovative advanced analytical methods, the honorees were instrumental in helping their respective institutions make better decisions, providing a disciplined way by which management can improve organizational performance in a wide variety of situations and across both public and private organizations. 

Past winners of the INFORMS Franz Edelman prize include the CDC; HP; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Netherlands Railways. Additional information about the INFORMS Franz Edelman competition can be found online at https://www.informs.org/Recognize-Excellence/Franz-Edelman-Award.

About INFORMS
INFORMS is the leading international association for professionals in analytics and operations research (O.R.). INFORMS advances research, and develops and promotes best practices in analytics and O.R. through collaboration, knowledge sharing, and professional development. INFORMS helps business, government, and other organization professionals make better decisions to drive value to their organizations and society. Our certification program (CAP®), highly cited publications, educational meetings and conferences, continuing education, industry and process focused networking communities, competitions, and recognition provide professionals with the knowledge and connections they need to achieve ever greater value for their organizations. Further information about INFORMS can be found online at www.informs.org or @informs.

About Ingram Micro
Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. Discover how Ingram Micro can help you Realize the Promise of Technology. More at www.ingrammicro.com.

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