SPSS Analytics Partner | Case Study – Mueller Inc.

Case Study – Mueller Inc.

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Solution Components

  • IBM SPSS Modeler
  • Cognos Business Intelligence & TM1
  • Watson Analytics

“Having these cognitive analysis capabilities at our fingertips gives us unlimited insight into how we can improve our business.”

Mark Lack, Manager of Strategy Analytics and Business Intelligence, Mueller

Mueller Inc.

Using enhanced cognitive analytics to gain a competitive edge by finding valuable answers to questions not yet asked



Founded in the 1930s and headquartered in Ballinger, TX, Mueller is a leading retailer and manufacturer of pre-engineered metal buildings and metal roofing products. Today, the company sells its products directly to consumers all over the southwestern United States from 35 locations across Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana and Oklahoma.


Business need

To remain competitive, Mueller, Inc. must be as nimble as small companies and as scalable as larger competitors. Its business intelligence platform lacked the ability to derive insight from unstructured data.



An enhanced cognitive analytics solution helps line-of-business leaders analyze new data-sets for trends and patterns that Mueller could not have recognized otherwise, providing unprecedented insight and answering questions the company had not yet considered.



By accelerating analysis by a factor of 10, Mueller unlocks new marketing opportunities, enhanced safety protocols and supply chain improvements. This enables Mueller to refine its entire business in ways the company would have never anticipated.

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