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Working with the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), IHS convened a workshop of ACP representatives from each stakeholder group to discuss the challenge of accurately forecasting traffic through the canal. The goal was very specific:
1 – Identify the data needed for accurate forecasting.
2 – Define the analytics and models needed to extract insight from the data.
3 – Develop the tools and visualizations that communicated these insights.
A workshop leader moderated the discussion, asking stakeholders for information and insight, and drafting outlines and visualizations for participants to critique. The discussion allowed stakeholders to hear others’ perspectives and build consensus.
The result was a significant expansion of the type of data that was needed as well as changes in tool design, structure, calculations, and final visualization of the solution. By having the group work together, new details of trade flows and canal operations came to light, resulting in a more robust model and more accurate forecasts.
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