Case Studies

Dec
2015

Saving to Prevent Problem Debt

Following on from our previous investigation into the link between cash savings and problem debt, StepChange Debt Charity asked Select to conduct an analysis to understand which types of households are failing to save, and also to identify attitudinal factors that might influence their decision not to save.

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Dec
2015

Acceptance Sampling for Quality Control

Our client, a manufacturer of consumer goods, became aware through customer feedback that a batch of one of their products contained an unusually high level of defects. The manufacturer wanted to take steps to avoid a repeat of this incident, but with full inspection of every product being prohibitively expensive, what could they put in place to reduce the risk of future bad batches entering the market?

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Nov
2015

Optimising Stock Control

One of the major challenges all retailers face is how to manage their operations to maintain efficient stock control. Using a statistical approach, historic sales figures combined with data on relevant external drivers can provide accurate forecasts of future demand.

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Nov
2015

Modelling Visitor Rates for Special Protected Areas

When local planning authorities are planning a new development, they must consider whether it will affect a Special Protected Area (SPA) and how it could impact visitor numbers. Using data collected by visitor surveys, it is possible to model SPA visitor rates, identify the key drivers and predict how the rate may change for different scenarios.

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