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Transforming the Supply Chain

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“A high-functioning, flexible and agile supply chain is increasingly critical to business success,” asserts Donna Fritz, Vice President of Marketing … Continued. The post Transforming the Supply Chain appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Blockchain Technology: Silver Bullet or Simply Buzz

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“Blockchain technology stands poised to rewrite how business is conducted if its potential is achieved,” declares Thor Olavsrud (@ThorOlavsrud).[1] But … Continued. The post Blockchain Technology: Silver Bullet or Simply Buzz appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Industry 4.0 won’t Bring Back Jobs; but Neither will It Eliminate Human Workers

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Manufacturing is on the upswing in the United States and that trend was in the making before the tortuous presidential … Continued. The post Industry 4.0 won’t Bring Back Jobs; but Neither will It Eliminate Human Workers appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Business Cognitive Computing Industry 4.0

Businesses Embrace Artificial Intelligence

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Nearly half (48.5%) of executives surveyed by Narrative Science indicate that “automated communications that give business audiences data they can … Continued. The post Businesses Embrace Artificial Intelligence appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

5 Steps to a Smart Supply Chain

Growing Risks Require Resilient Supply Chain Risk Management Process

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“There is general unease about the state of the global economy with its increase in operational risk,” writes the staff … Continued. The post Growing Risks Require Resilient Supply Chain Risk Management Process appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Best Practices Big Data Business Cognitive Computing Risk Management Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

Industry 4.0 — Facing the Coming Revolution

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“With disruptive forces of change so pervasive around the world,” writes Jeff Dobbs, Global Sector Chair for Industrial Manufacturing at … Continued. The post Industry 4.0 — Facing the Coming Revolution appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

The Coming Industrial Revolution: The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0

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“Imagine a world,” writes Mary Shacklett (@MaryShacklett), President of Transworld Data, “where smart systems, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, and … Continued. The post The Coming Industrial Revolution: The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Big Data Analytics are Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

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In his two decades of consulting on supply chain management matters, Steve Banker (@steve_scm), Service Director for SCM at ARC … Continued. The post Big Data Analytics are Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

How to Manage the Outsourced Manufacturing Supply Chain

The Digital Supply Chain Imperative

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“Supply chain is one of the last places where you have all of these analog problems,” asserts Trae Stephens (@traestephens), … Continued. The post The Digital Supply Chain Imperative appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Best Practices Big Data Business Cognitive Computing digital enterprise Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

Trends 2016: Manufacturing

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A couple of years ago, Jeff Dobbs, KPMG’s Global Sector Chair for Industrial Manufacturing, wrote, “The challenges of the past … Continued. The post Trends 2016: Manufacturing appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Business Cognitive Computing digital enterprise Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

2015 Predictions: Digital Marketing

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One area in which you can find a wide variety of predictions is digital marketing. The reason for all this … Continued The post 2015 Predictions: Digital Marketing appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Digital Path to Purchase Supply Chain Targeted Marketing Technology

Cognitive Process Automation is needed in the Cognitive Era

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“The automation of knowledge work will be this decade’s engine of growth,” according to the Institute for Robotic Process Automation … Continued. The post Cognitive Process Automation is needed in the Cognitive Era appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Supply Chain Analytics and Digital Enterprise Transformation

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“Supply chain industry leaders have access to more information today than ever before in history,” writes Adam Robinson (@TweetsByARob). “As … Continued. The post Supply Chain Analytics and Digital Enterprise Transformation appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Survey Results: Trends in Supply Chain Visibility

Industry 4.0: How Long will the Revolution Take?

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“Imagine a world,” writes Mary Shacklett (@MaryShacklett), CEO of Transworld Data, “where smart systems, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, and … Continued. The post Industry 4.0: How Long will the Revolution Take? appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Stephen DeAngelis

The Internet of Things will Change the World Once Devices Start Communicating

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“The potential for the Internet of Things is huge,” writes Thomas Wadlow. “From water sensors that remind you to water … Continued. The post The Internet of Things will Change the World Once Devices Start Communicating appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Predictive Analytics becoming a Mainstream Business Tool

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Predictive analytics is a topic you are likely to hear a lot more about in the years ahead. Predictive analytics … Continued. The post Predictive Analytics becoming a Mainstream Business Tool appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Best Practices Big Data Business digital enterprise Digital Path to Purchase Supply Chain Technology

Without the Internet of Things there is no Industry 4.0

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“By 2020,” Bob Violino (@BobViolino) reports, “more than half of major new business processes and systems will incorporate some element … Continued. The post Without the Internet of Things there is no Industry 4.0 appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Hadoop and the Modern Data Supply Chain

Baby Boomers: Targeted Market with an Expiration Date

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Most current articles about targeted marketing focus on landing millennial (aka Generation Y) consumers and some articles even looking further … Continued. The post Baby Boomers: Targeted Market with an Expiration Date appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Digital Path to Purchase Targeted Marketing Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis Supply Chain

Mainstreaming Machine Learning, Part 1

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“There is pressure in the enterprise software space,” writes Jorge Garcia (@jgptec), “to incorporate new technologies, both in hardware and … Continued. The post Mainstreaming Machine Learning, Part 1 appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Business Cognitive Computing Supply Chain Technology

Secure Supply Chain Transactions Using Blockchain Technology

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“Certainly you’ve heard of bitcoin,” writes the Spend Matters team. “But do you know about blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin? … Continued. The post Secure Supply Chain Transactions Using Blockchain Technology appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

How the Internet of Things Will Change the Supply Chain

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“A huge increase in the number of devices making up the Internet of Things (IoT) will have a significant impact … Continued The post How the Internet of Things Will Change the Supply Chain appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Connectivity Supply Chain Technology Web/Internet Internet

Industry 4.0: Are You Ready?

Customer Experience (CX) Highlights the Digital Path to Purchase

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Gartner analyst Jake Sorofman (@jakesorofman) reports that Gartner’s 2015 Marketing Spending Survey concludes, “Customer experience is the most pressing mandate … Continued The post Customer Experience (CX) Highlights the Digital Path to Purchase appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

On the Digital Path to Purchase, CPG are Firms Moving Slowly

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“The consumer path to purchase has become complicated in the digital age.” ” asserts Kinga Hulewicz (@KingaHulewicz). “Consumers have become savvier, … Continued The post On the Digital Path to Purchase, CPG are Firms Moving Slowly appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Digital Path to Purchase Food and Drink Supply Chain Web/Internet Internet

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The Supply Chain and the IoT: A Match Made in Heaven

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“There is huge potential for countries to further increase their connectedness and prosper through trade, integration and technology,” states Ken … Continued. The post The Supply Chain and the IoT: A Match Made in Heaven appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Big Data Business Risk Management Supply Chain Technology Web/Internet Internet

Cognitive Computing and Supply Chain Risk Management

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Earlier this year, Robert J. Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain, wrote about a discussion he had with Yves Leclerc (@wmpyleclerc), managing … Continued The post Cognitive Computing and Supply Chain Risk Management appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Risk Management Supply Chain

20/20 Vision for Outsourced Manufacturing

The Future of the Digital Path to Purchase

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The digital path to purchase has been growing for years. Laura Stevens (@LauraStevensWSJ) reports, “For the first time, consumers say … Continued. The post The Future of the Digital Path to Purchase appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Business Cognitive Computing Digital Path to Purchase Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

Preparing Businesses for the Unknown

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One of Enterra Solutions’® Board members, Benn Konsynski (@Konsynski), the George S. Craft Distinguished University Professor of Information Systems and … Continued. The post Preparing Businesses for the Unknown appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Secure Information Sharing Supply Chain Technology Big Data Risk Management

Big Data and Technology are Changing the Face of Agriculture

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“When you think of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, you might think of high tech fields like Nanotechnology or microchip … Continued. The post Big Data and Technology are Changing the Face of Agriculture appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Agriculture Big Data Business Education Food and Drink Supply Chain Technology

Industry 4.0 is More than Hype

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Industry 4.0 (or the Fourth Industrial Revolution) was the central focus the World Economic Forum earlier this year. As usual, … Continued. The post Industry 4.0 is More than Hype appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Business Cognitive Computing Connectivity Internet of Things Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

Optimizing the Supply Chain with the Use of ERP Software

Machine Learning: A Primer for the Technically Challenged, Part 1

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“In the age of data science,” Shelly Palmer (@shellypalmer), Managing Director of the Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures, writes, … Continued. The post Machine Learning: A Primer for the Technically Challenged, Part 1 appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Business Cognitive Computing Supply Chain Technology

The Changing Food Landscape

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“We are obsessed with food,” states a report from Acosta. “We research how ingredients are grown; we share photos of … Continued. The post The Changing Food Landscape appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Agriculture Food and Drink Supply Chain

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As Uses of Big Data in Business Grow, the Need for Ethics also Increases

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“Big data is reshaping the world,” asserts Joe Lodewyck (@joelodeaz), dean of assessment at the University of Phoenix College of … Continued. The post As Uses of Big Data in Business Grow, the Need for Ethics also Increases appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Big Data Analytics still Requires Critical Thinking

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“More and more companies, both large and small,” writes David Wagner (@DavidWagner16), director of Market development at TeamQuest, “are beginning … Continued The post Big Data Analytics still Requires Critical Thinking appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Big Data Business Supply Chain