Manufacturers, Technology, and the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ), a Principal at IQMS, explains, “Going into 2020, manufacturers are at an inflection point in their adoption of analytics and business intelligence (BI). Columbus writes, “Cycle Time quantifies the amount of elapsed time from when an order is placed until the product is manufactured and entered into finished goods inventory. ” Columbus makes an important point about improving performance over time.

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning


Digital transformation is not seen as a singular activity but a set of interrelated activities that span across people, process, technology, policy, and metrics,” said George Fowler, group vice president in Spinnaker’s Supply Chain business unit. Founded in 2002, Spinnaker has offices in Boston, Columbus, Denver, Houston, Memphis, Pittsburgh, London, and Singapore. PRESS RELEASE.

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5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Who Focus on Customer Experience Will Win


In other words, manufacturers need analytics from point-of-sale systems, transportation metrics and more. In fact, manufacturers can collaborate with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ), like Cerasis , to realize the benefits of collaboration and taking advantage of business-to-business (B2B) sales through integration of systems, explains Louis Columbus of Supply Chain 24/7. Manufacturers have always struggled to know their customers.

Conquering the Explosion of Supply Chain Planning Data


Key Performance Metrics: The ability to identify and measure KPIs will help prioritize and measure transformation efforts. 1 Louis Columbus. Companies across all industries and sizes struggle to make sense of and value from the available mountains of data. Structured and unstructured data including that from social media, Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain sources continue to stream in but much is left untouched. Organizations are simply overwhelmed.

Omni-channel in 6 steps: how to build a practical, effective plan of action

RELEX Solutions

We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski from Columbus Consulting (CCI) as our guest blogger. For example, they may do a great job of addressing business process and systems, but many overlook changes they should also make to their organization chart and their business-performance metrics. At Columbus Consulting International we believe that there are 6 key steps to build a practical and effective plan of action: 1. Partner, Columbus Consulting.

5 Lanes With the Biggest Mid-July Drops

DAT Solutions

It’s typical for freight markets to slump in mid-July, and last week’s national metrics fell in line with that seasonal trend. Columbus, OH, to Buffalo , down 53¢ to an average of $3.71/mile. Atlanta to Columbus , down 48¢ to $2.53. Memphis to Columbus , down 46¢ to $2.92. Columbus to Memphis , down 44¢ to $1.93.

Machine Learning: The Hardest Part is Getting Started

Enterra Insights

Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ), a Principal at IQMS, reports Dresner Advisory Services’ “2019 Data Science and Machine Learning Market Study,” found, “Marketing and Sales prioritize AI and machine learning higher than any other department in enterprises today. Start with a Business Problem Statement and Establish the Right Success Metrics. 1] Louis Columbus, “ State Of AI And Machine Learning In 2019 ,” Forbes , 8 September 2019. [2]

Challenging Your Comfort Zone

Supply Chain Nation

I grew up in Columbus, Ohio. But once I became a manager, I did more metrics and reporting. Jill Smith is a renewal partner and in her 20-year journey at JDA she shares how she’s kept her career fresh and gotten out of her comfort zone professionally and personally. As a self-professed introvert, she had to take a leap to do things that excited her like traveling internationally, coaching/leading kids and teaching fitness classes.

MayTag Trucking Software Sales


Canadian Thanksgiving is on the second Monday in October, which is aligned with Columbus Day in the US. Hmm, I wonder if our Canadian forefathers thought that Columbus discovered the New World with the Pilgrims? I know that everyone had decided that they were going to go on the metric system around the world – North America bought off on it. That is like 42.8000000000 Fahrenheit according to the metric conversion website that I have to use to live my life.