3AG Systems

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

3AG Systems

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

3AG Systems

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.

Workplace safety and data analytics

3AG Systems

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

3AG Systems

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.

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

Line chart with absolute variance

3AG Systems

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

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.

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

3AG Systems

-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.

Video 40

Is your dispatcher just putting vehicles on the road?

3AG Systems

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.

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

Column chart with variance

3AG Systems

-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

3AG Systems

-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

3AG Systems

-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

3AG Systems

-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.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

NTMI - (Not) Too Much Information (video)

3AG Systems

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

Video 40

BI strategy beyond Excel (video)

3AG Systems

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

Video 40

Ad hoc analysis: business intelligence's fast food problem

3AG Systems

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

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.

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

52

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

Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Cerasis

Automation in the warehouse is essential to meeting the growing demand of e-commerce and the blending of traditional supply chain channels into the omnichannel supply chain.

The Top 5 Warehouse Management Technologies Shaping the Supply Chain

Cerasis

New technologies are being developed that will propel warehouse management and shape the supply chain of the future.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Tackling Item Complexity

Supply Chain Shaman

Personalization. Market microsegmentation. New product launch. There are many good reasons to add items to product portfolios, but companies are better at adding than eliminating items. Discontinuing products is a struggle with tension between supply chain and marketing functions.

Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR): What They Are and Benefits of Using Them

Cerasis

Sudden surges in warehouse demand result from increased access to retailers. The internet and mobile technology give customers the ability to become one with their shopping experiences, including e-commerce purchases and in-store experiences.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Nick Lynch is the Global Excellence Manager at Shell Lubricants, a division of Shell Global. Located in the United Kingdom (UK), he has more than twelve years of experience in progressive roles driving demand-drive projects for their global supply chain.

Selecting new software for supply chain network design doesn’t have to be a hassle

AIMMS

When it comes to network design, you can’t just set it and forget it anymore. Today’s successful supply chain networks are adaptable. They react swiftly to changing business conditions and customer needs. They scale quickly when there’s opportunity for growth.

Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics.

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.

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.

Have You Given Your Planner Love Today?

Supply Chain Shaman

As I write this blog, Valentine cards scatter my desk. This is the week for love: a time to send cards and letters to those that we appreciate. I am in the middle of sending the cards to my grandchildren. It is in this spirit, that I write this post.

Top 4 Reasons Effectively Implementing Supply Chain Technology Creates a Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

Increasing the technologies deployed in your supply chain might be a goal for your organization. Meanwhile, executives that have spent time in the industry can be fearful of how upgrading systems can impact investment strategy and other business goals.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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