Cartesian Consulting, a global analytics firm, on Tuesday announced that the company is using IBM Cloud Paks on Red Hat OpenShift to power ZipCast, a solution that helps clients accelerate enterprise-scale demand forecasting for the Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, Distribution and Manufacturing industries. ZipCast puts forecasting on steroids. It enables forecasting at scale and complexity at a base unit level (e.g. store-SKU), that can be used for demand planning and inventory optimization. The solution is designed to automate the model building and forecasting process to help data scientists save time and focus on higher-value work.