How Tesco is using maths to serve Britain’s shoppers better

WHERE:

MR14 - Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Cambridge, United Kingdom
WHEN:

Tuesday, 14 February 2017
from 16:00 to 17:00
SPEAKER

Neil Roques
Tesco
Tesco

ABSTRACT

Tesco calculates 40m orders a day. To get the right stock for customers we need to know:

  1. If the temperature goes up 10° how many more lettuces will we sell?
  2. Statistically, how are sales distributed, and how do we order to cover the fluctuations?
  3. How do we spot when customers can’t get what they want so we can take action?

Come and find out how Tesco uses maths to solve all these problems and more.