All posts by John Cutler

Reinforcement Learning

machine learning
I recently went to a talk on Reinforcement Learning (RL) in my local .Net development group.   I found the topic fascinating.  For those not familiar with Reinforcement learning; it is a type of unsupervised machine learning where the algorithm uses real-world feedback over time to learn what to do.   Instead of providing a set of …
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The Perils of Using Excel to Manage the Supply Chain Process

Excel has many advocates as a system for the development and implementation of supply chain processes. At first glance, it is extremely attractive – a flexible application that many people know how to use. It is portable and the cost of ownership is negligible ( However, this ease of use and ubiquitousness comes at a …
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