Archive – December 2017

Leverage Data Across Your Entire Ecosystem for Actionable Insights

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  • Dec. 26, 2017

There’s no shortage of data in multi-party supply chains. Supplier ERPs, edge sources, and the ever-increasing number of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices all contribute to an explosion of big data that, in theory, provide limitless value.

In practice, things are rarely that simple. Supply chain operators are inundated with information from all sides but have few ways to leverage it across their entire supply chains. And for multi-party supply chains with mountains of data coming in from global suppliers, the only way to make sense of the information is to take a holistic view of supply chain operations and see ...

Better, Faster, or Cheaper: Why Do I Have to Choose?

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  • Dec. 18, 2017

There’s an old saying in business about getting results that are good, fast and cheap. You can choose any two of those variables.

Quality and speed don’t come cheap. Cheap and fast don’t produce quality. This is particularly true in traditional supply chain logistics, where incremental improvements of a fraction of a percent are considered achievements. This idea, however, is a myth. Christian Titze, the Research Director at Gartner, recently spoke about how this type of misinformation can lead businesses astray:

These myths distract us from the real issues and solutions surrounding supply chain visibility, causing us ...

5 Common Data and Analytics Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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  • Dec. 11, 2017

Even with the best software and logistics experts at your disposal, supply chain optimization is no easy task. And in the world of complex, interconnected supply chains, pitfalls in the optimization process usually come back to data in one form or another. Here are five offenders that trip up businesses.

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