I'm often asked what exactly it is that I do as a data scientist. Days that have few appointments (my favourite days) are all about: DATA. On those days, I deal with projects such as optimising order allocation. This involves determining which mill is the best to produce an order in terms of logistics and production costs. We're also working on a project that helps to predict the best ordering moment: what would be the optimal moment for a customer to place a new order in accordance with the data. The objective here is to lower the number of rush orders.
Another project is the ‘Data Lake’ – a central location where all data is gathered and can be made accessible. I’m talking about sources such as: weather data, formulas, slaughter data, hatchery data, CRV data, sensor data (i.e. feeding stations) and so much more in the future.
In short, there are still enough challenges to get my teeth into!