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Workplace safety and data analytics

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We all want to get home safely, right? For some of us, the worst risk we face at the office is a sore neck from bad posture. But for many others, the risk of serious personal injury on the job site is very real. One of the best approaches to safety management begins from the ground up, through a safety-driven culture that focuses on getting every employee to be aware of their surroundings and actions. But just providing a set of workplace rules is not enough.

3AG Systems and TimeXtender announce partnership for Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest

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BELLEVUE, Wash. BURNABY, British Columbia – January 14, 2019 – TimeXtender , a recognized global software company enabling instant access to any type of data in the organization to support advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), today announced a partnership with 3AG Systems , a company that specializes in helping businesses make better decisions through data analytics.

Mining comminution – crusher, ball mill, and advanced analytics?

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Mining operations are complex environments. Even for something as “simple” as surface mining or open pit mining, there are a whole host of variables to consider. Small changes in blasting operations, haul truck speed, stockpiling, and equipment can have significant impact on throughput and operating cost. Furthermore, all these components are inter-related, making second-order effects difficult to identify, let alone correct.

Turn your ERP failures into optimization success

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No other three letters can strike such fear into the heart of a CFO. But why is this the case? And what can leaders do to solve this problem? What does ERP stand for First a quick primer. The term Enterprise Resource Planning, or ERP, was first coined by Gartner in the 1990s. It describes software that evolved out of maintenance resource planning and manufacturing resource planning tools developed in the 1960s.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Line chart with absolute variance

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Questions about this MS BI visual? Book an in-person call with our team now. This Power BI custom visual is designed for easily comparing time series data. It is built for reporting actual, forecast, planned, and previous year data and allows users to quickly identify when a series deviates from its baseline. Influenced by IBCS , this Power BI dashboard applied information density principles including the sparing use of colors.

Driving optimization with BI reporting and advanced analytics

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Chances are you already know that data is important for business – really important. You’ve likely been barraged by a seemingly endless stream of data terms: BI technologies, big data techniques, advanced analytics, machine learning and AI. And despite the hype, you’re probably wondering what the fuss is all about. After all, don’t companies already make decisions based on data? The benefits associated with BI technologies, big data techniques and advanced analytics are not revolutionary.

BI reporting, advanced analytics and the discipline of business optimization

3AG Systems

Chances are you already know that data is important for business – really important. You’ve likely been barraged by a seemingly endless stream of data terms: BI technologies, big data techniques, advanced analytics, machine learning and AI. And despite the hype, you’re probably wondering what the fuss is all about. After all, don’t companies already make decisions based on data? The benefits associated with BI technologies, big data techniques and advanced analytics are not revolutionary.

Bar chart with relative variance

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-NEW- Questions about this visual? Book an in-person call with our team now. This Power BI custom visual is designed for easily comparing category data. It is built for reporting actual, forecast, planned, and previous year data and allows users to quickly identify when a series deviates from its baseline. Influenced by IBCS , this Power BI dashboard applied information density principles including the sparing use of colors.

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Is your dispatcher just putting vehicles on the road?

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It seems that most dispatching software focuses on providing back-office services. While these features are important as many companies struggle with paperwork, they mask the real challenge associated with running a business with significant transportation costs. Companies that deploy nurses, truck drivers, warehouse workers, or cleaning staff live or die based on how effectively they can deploy their teams.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

Column chart with variance

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-NEW- Questions about this visual? Book an in-person call with our team now. Featured in Microsoft's August 2018 Power BI desktop update , this Power BI custom visual is designed for easily comparing time series data. It is built for reporting actual, forecast, planned, and previous year data and allows users to quickly identify when a series deviates from its baseline. NEW- Questions about this visual? Book an in-person call with our team now.

Column chart with relative variance

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-NEW- Questions about this visual? Book an in-person call with our team now. Featured in Microsoft's October 2018 Power BI desktop update , this Power BI custom visual is designed for easily comparing time series data. It is built for reporting actual, forecast, planned, and previous year data and allows users to quickly identify when a series deviates from its baseline. Because this chart reports relative variance, we apply a lollipop design to show what you’re calculating variance against.

Bar chart with absolute variance

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-NEW- Questions about this visual? Book an in-person call with our team now. Featured in Microsoft's October 2018 Power BI desktop update , this Power BI custom visual is designed for easily comparing category data. It is built for reporting actual, forecast, planned, and previous year data and allows users to quickly identify when a series deviates from its baseline. Influenced by IBCS , this Power BI dashboard applied information density principles including the sparing use of colors.

Column chart with small multiples

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-NEW- Questions about this visual? Book an in-person call with our team now. Featured in Microsoft's October 2018 Power BI desktop update , this Power BI custom visual is designed for easily combining times series data and category data into a single chart. It is built for reporting actual, forecast, planned, and previous year data and allows users to quickly identify when a series deviates from its baseline.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

NTMI - (Not) Too Much Information (video)

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In this video, Andry from 3AG Systems investigates how to improve data visualization by applying advanced information density techniques. Read More

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BI strategy beyond Excel (video)

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In this video, Matthew from 3AG Systems expands on the themes discussed in our earlier blog post, BI strategy beyond Excel. Read More

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Ad hoc analysis: business intelligence's fast food problem

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The ad hoc promise In a world where businesses live or die on data, self-serve BI is the information super-food we’ve been waiting for. Or so the rhetoric around this popular tool would have us believe. Also known as data exploration, exploratory data analysis, data discovery and ad hoc reporting, self-serve BI has many names, but one big promise: to radically reduce the time organizations spend on data collection, analysis, and reporting.

Adapting to a Digital World - Agile, Collaborative and Innovative Supply Chain Management

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

There are now only five weeks until Digital Supply Chain will be returning to Amsterdam. So if you haven’t already booked your seat, now is the time

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

How the heatwave impacted the High Street

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Matthew Robertson, co-CEO, NetDespatch. As we see the first signs of the heatwave dissipating and wetter weather coming in, this got me thinking about recent articles that I've read about the negative impact on productivity the balmy summer weather has had on office workers, with many preferring to work from home and not venture into heat-baked cities, over-crowded tubes and frenzied traffic jams

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Supply chain attacks on the rise as one of the biggest new threat vectors as organisations scramble to close gaps

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

CrowdStrike Inc., the cloud-delivered endpoint protection solutions provider, has announced the results of its global supply chain survey, Securing the Supply Chain, produced by independent research firm Vanson Bourne

Warehouse Safety: 5 Steps You Need To Take

Cerasis

Warehouse businesses thrive where there is orderliness. They also do well when employees are safe. Unfortunately, accidents can happen in a matter of seconds leading to injuries and even fatalities.

The Amazon Effect is the New Walmart Effect

Cerasis

In 1994, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos read a statistic that the Internet had been growing at 2300 percent annually. He fashioned that changing tide into a business plan that has been breaking barriers across supply chain and e-commerce that has left an indelible mark.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Why Supply Chain Transparency Results in Big Business Benefits

Cerasis

Gone are the days when shoppers are left in the dark about the origins of the products they buy. Supply chain transparency is a major competitive advantage at a time when consumers are savvier and more concerned about the provenance of their favorite products.

Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

We finished dinner. I pressed my neatly folded napkin to my lips. As we waited for coffee, silence hung heavy in the air. My client writhed in her seat and hung her head as she asked, “I read your article on control towers, but I am confused. What is an easy definition?

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Cold Chain Technology Ensures Temperature-Controlled Environment

OneSCM

Supply chain executives need to ensure that environmental and geological conditions are met. Technology can eliminate data silos and lack of communication for cold chain and blockchain metrics, increasing transparency and improving customer satisfaction.

How to Maximize WMS to Increase E-Commerce ROI

Cerasis

A key issue that comes to the forefront of any discussion on handling e-commerce demand will always involve warehouse management system (WMS) or other supply chain system upgrades.

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Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

It was not my goal; but by accident, it became my mission.

Who Will Win?

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last month, venture capitalists looking at the supply chain market called 3x/week. I know of five companies for sale. Sharks are in the water. The calls follow a predictable pattern. The first is to identify the potential available market.

How Exception Automation and TMS Streamlines the Dock

Cerasis

When a process occurs that does not fall within the rules and workflows within a TMS, the process is known as an exception. Unfortunately, the increasing complexity of supply chains and inbound freight management will likely continue to force exceptions in established workflows.

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

Cerasis

Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order. A supplier in Mexico mixes up two similar parts. An ecommerce fulfillment warehouse in the USA sends the wrong packages to customers. On top of all that, billions if not trillions of dollars worth of potential working capital are tied up in illiquid assets such as 90-day invoice payouts or even the real estate value of, say, a warehouse or factory building.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.