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March 19, 2024

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Tutorial on
Strategic Analytics for Enterprise Information Systems: Methods and Applications


Greg H. Parlier
GH Parlier Consulting
United States
Brief Bio
A West Point graduate and retired US Army Colonel, Greg is currently President, GH Parlier Consulting. A combat veteran with 5 operational deployments and service in over 20 foreign nations on 12 named operations, he was a paratroop commander in the 82nd Airborne Division for 8 years, air-ground battle staff officer, joint operations planner, and Army strategist. When he retired he was the Army's senior, most experienced Operations Research officer with assignments spanning land warfare analyses, manpower and personnel, program analysis and evaluation, and logistics. He was assistant then associate professor of Operations Research at West Point. For 12 years after retiring, he served on the research staff at the Institute for Defense Analyses where he was an advisor to several foreign governments and senior OR analyst supporting the multi-national forces command in Iraq. He is a distinguished graduate of the US Marine Corps Command and Staff College, National Defense Fellow at MIT, Army War College graduate, and recently was adjunct Professor of Operations Research at NC State University. Dr. Parlier holds advanced degrees in engineering, Operations Research, and international security, a certificate in political philosophy from Oxford, and was among the first to complete MIT Sloan's executive program in Management, Innovation, and Technology. He is past president of the Military Applications Society of INFORMS, was vice president for the Military Operations Research Society, fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, elected to the International Institute of Strategic Studies, and previously served as program co-chair for ICORES.

How can we address, in imaginative and creative ways, the many persisting domestic issues and international challenges that confront us? This tutorial presents and describes "Strategic Analytics", the alignment of analytical methods and quantitative models with the "ends-ways-means" military strategy paradigm. Functional components and enabling disciplines are described: information systems, decision support capabilities, enterprise systems engineering, dynamic strategic planning, and "engines for innovation" to encourage and guide transformational endeavors. Recent applications to current enterprise challenges are presented including defense resource planning, global supply chain resilience, and military recruitment. Strategic Analytics will empower us to better integrate our intellectual capacities, strategic planning acumen, information systems technologies, diverse analytical skills, and bring them all to bear on the formidable challenges of our time.


Strategic Analytics; Operations Research; Management Innovation; Enterprise Information Systems; Decision Support Systems

Aims and Learning Objectives

Understand the concept of Strategic Analytics (SA); Appreciate SA contributions to enterprise systems; Apply SA to socio-technical system challenges; Contribute to the development/evolution of SA

Target Audience

Interested conference attendees

Prerequisite Knowledge of Audience

An understanding of OR methods; An appreciation for OR practice; Basic strategic planning concepts; Willingness to contribute ideas, knowledge, and experience

Detailed Outline

1. The Future of OR? 2. Geopolitical Conditions 3. Domestic Challenges 4. Bridging the Ingenuity Gap: Strategic Analytics 4.1 Information Technologies 4.2 Decision Support Systems 4.3 The Internet-of-Things 4.4 Engineering Systems 4.5 Dynamic Strategic Planning 4.6 Engines for Innovation 5. Strategic Analytics: Applications 5.1 Defense Resource Planning 5.2 Materiel Enterprise Sustainment 5.3 Human Capital Acquisition 6. Strategic Analytics: Attributes and Characteristics 7. Future Directions and Final Thoughts
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