The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management

Talking Logistics

The Regulation’s Impact on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. The Regulation and Data Management. However, in today’s information-driven supply chain, data often flows in parallel with the passage of freight.

Master data management and the hidden costs of customer service

The Network Effect

CWCS Managed Hosting/Flickr. Note this the second installment in a series of posts on how master data management affect a company’s financial health. In my first post, I explored whether Wall Street should care about your master data management strategy. .

The Financial Impact of Master Data Management

The Network Effect

Today I wanted to summarize the various topics we’ve explored regarding the connection between master data management and your company’s financial health. Remember that your master data is a subset of all the data used across your applications.

Master data management should be higher on the agenda

Supply Chain Movement

The ever-advancing digitisation of business processes is raising the demand for high-quality data and making it increasingly important, because the success of supply chain collaboration is inextricably linked with the exchange of usable data. But what exactly is master data?

Forecast Accuracy: Keep Your Demand Management Process Honest

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Our partner Celestica recently published the following article, ‘ Are you keeping your demand management process honest? ’ You also need measurement and accuracy reports to determine the effectiveness of the entire demand management process. Data Management.

TIBCO Insight Platform enhances intelligent business operations with data management and analytics logic

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

a global provider of integration, API management, and analytics solutions, has announced its TIBCO Insight Platform solution for facilitating faster and more informed decisions and actions on the business TIBCO Software Inc.,

Welcome in the Big Data Opportunity

Supply Chain Shaman

The term big data is moving up the charts as a “hot topic.” We wanted to understand where companies are at in the adoption of big data concepts and we had a good time writing the report on the research. It requires change management.

10th Pan-European Conference in the P2P Series

Supply Chain Movement

There are still obstacles on the way including internal buy-in, poor master data management, supplier behaviour and more. Benchmark change management challenges. AzkoNobel data, technology and the P2P GPO. 10th Pan-European Conference in the P2P Series.

Personal Data and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation

Enterra Insights

The massive Equifax data breach once again hammered home the importance of protecting personal data from hackers. The post Personal Data and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Big Data Business Compliance digital enterprise Master Data Management Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

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Supply Chain Movement 21 – S&OP + IT

Supply Chain Movement

Forecasting is about managing risks. Major organisational and cultural changes lie ahead for supply chain management. as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems.

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Roberto Crippa: “If you try to manage new business with old rules you fail”

Supply Chain Movement

The business is getting tougher as more and more professional buyers at Customer’s site are managing procurement and purchasing. 1) Demand Management (demand forecasting, scarcity management and part of sales back office).

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Dave Christensen: A Spirited Approach to Supply Chain Management

Inbound Logistics

oversees demand planning, replenishment, logistics, and master data management Dave Christensen, vice president, supply chain with Glazer’s, Inc.,

Chainsaw Maker Massacres Supply Chain Inefficiencies

Inbound Logistics

It found that the correct application of the right data management technology provided and maintained by the right partner was the solution to the problem Oregon-based manufacturer Blount International was bleeding money from leaks all across its supply chain.

Routing Software Separates Losers from Weiners

Inbound Logistics

It found that the correct application of the right data management technology provided and maintained by the right partner was the solution to the problem Oregon-based manufacturer Blount International was bleeding money from leaks all across its supply chain.

2018 Prediction Deep Dive- A Shifting of Priorities for Digital Transformation and Supply Chain Tech Investments

Supply Chain Matters

In this installment, we dive into 2018 Prediction Five: A Shifting of Priorities for Supply Chain Digital Transformation, Data Management, and Technology Enhanced Business Relationships. Supply Chain Matters provides a deep-dive perspective on the ten outlined 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains unveiled in mid-December.

Why Is Blockchain Not Hotter?

Supply Chain Shaman

It is critical to define the publish/subscribe mechanisms, the data architecture, and think through the nodes. The nodes enable replication and authentication of the data. I was sitting with a representative from the United Nations on my way back from Colombia.

Supply Chain Metrics - Gaining Visibility in a Data-rich World


The late consultant, educator, and author, Peter Drucker, is often quoted as saying "you can't manage what you can't measure.” In the field of supply chain management, we have created an abundance of metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs).

Point-of-Sale Data Use Cases Fuel Effective Trade Promotion Execution

Supply Chain Insights

Point-of-Sale data has become one of, if not the most important factor determining the success of a trade channel promotion. The global big data initiative was catapulted off the flight deck and the mission of shopper reconnaissance was executed in earnest.

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SCM – It’s All About Data

SCM Research

The volume, variety and velocity of business and supply chain data are increasing dramatically. Ernst & Young has recently published an interesting report, titled Digital Supply Chain: It’s All About That Data. The authors make one thing very clear: “Companies must act now to focus, simplify and standardize big data through an enterprise data management strategy.” Practice Information Technology Report Supply Chain Management

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Sharing the “Best Version of the Truth” to Trading Partners

The Network Effect

Note: This is the latest in a series of posts that discuss how your companies master data management strategy (MDM) has a direct relationship to your company’s fiscal health. In my last post, I discussed how to bring visibility and reliability to enterprise data.

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Behind the $5 billion dollars in logistics technology investments


2: (Freight) Data Is The New Oil. We also like to invest in entrepreneurs who tackle big challenges – ones that increase transparency, improve convenience, take costs out of the system, and are data intensive. Behind the $5 billion dollars in logistics technology investments.

Three Mistakes Teams to Avoid in Selecting Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Differences exist in data models, planning hierarchies, and data definitions. As a result, it is difficult to roll-up planning data for decision-making across the company post merger. The right data model can make or break a decision for production planning, Fallacy #2.

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF


As Jörg Schlager, SKF's Business Transformation Manager - Demand Chain, describes it, the company is looking around and seeing disruption everywhere. It managed local inventories fed by regional warehouses and factory warehouses (See Figure 1 below). In Figure 3 the functional groups in the organization are managing multiple roles. Planners needed to be able to make global decisions based on full data visibility and control of their reference data.

Five Trends That Excite Me!

Supply Chain Shaman

EDI is too cumbersome, and SAP Ariba’s focus, despite the marketing hype, is primarily on managing indirect spending. (My Suitable and instrumental for contract management and supply chain finance? Master data management and standards are the bane of B2B connectivity.

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Building a Bimodal Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Keeping up with digitization, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) requires a supply chain that’s flexible, scalable and adaptable. It requires innovative new processes and approaches to data management. by Alexa Cheater Innovate to survive.

Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

As a result, to fulfill customer-centric and demand-driven strategies, companies need to build outside-in processes using market and channel data to sense, shape and drive a more intelligent response. The supporting data will be self-correcting.

5 supply chain management habits that will land you on the naughty list

The 21st Century Supply Chain

If you haven’t broken these ineffective supply chain management habits , you’re likely to find nothing but a lump of coal in your stocking come Christmas. Ensure your supply chain is successful by connecting data, processes and people across the entire network. by Alexa Cheater.

Big Data Analytics: A Key to a Successful Supply Chain in the Next 5 Years?


Big data utilization is the wave of the future for all aspects of business including supply chain management. The problem is that not every company has the resources to begin the process of big data management and have yet to see the extent of benefits it can provide to analyze and use such data management. There are several direct and indirect benefits to using big data analytics for your supply chain. Immediate Benefits of Big Data Analytics.

Not the Jetsons: 10 Use Cases for Cognitive Learning in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I was having breakfast with a CEO of a leading software supply chain management company. The reading of data patterns feeding the planning engines and self-adjusting based on machine learning.) Here is a synopsis of the use cases discussed: Data Mapping.

Six Must Have Supply Chain Capabilities for Success in the Food and Beverage Industry


The demand planning team itself must include members who feel comfortable with statistics and data analysis, and can collaborate and negotiate with other business functions to drive to a consensus plan. Advanced Inventory Management. F&B manufacturers are increasingly being asked to manage inventory at customer locations or guarantee a rapid replenishment cycle. Supply Chain Master Data Management.

Is your supply chain planning ready for the “Experience Economy”?


They vastly improve predictive capabilities by deriving insights from huge and diverse data sources including social feeds , weather forecasts and peer reviews. Click below for a podcast with ideas on how to start leveraging AI for demand management and supply chain planning.

This Week in Logistics News (January 22-26, 2018)

Talking Logistics

E2open Strengthens Channel Data Management Capabilities with Acquisitions of Birch Worldwide and Entomo.

Accelerating Value for Existing SAP APO Planning Teams: Intrigo Systems

Supply Chain Matters

The blessing comes from the structural design rigor that often underpins SAP applications and underlying master data management, along with the rather tight transactional linkages among the various SAP Business Suite applications. Many manufacturers and services providers elected SAP as their ERP backbone because of its rigor and designed enterprise data integration. Utilization of SAP applications can be both a blessing and sometimes a curse.

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SCM Cloud Webcast Series Continued

Oracle SCM

Oracle Transportation Management Cloud. Global Trade Management Cloud. Innovation Management Cloud. Product Master Data Management Cloud. To learn more about Oracle Supply Chain Management applications, please visit

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Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Projections for 2018 - Back to the Future


When it comes to predicting the very dynamic supply chain management industry, those after year reviews can be quite amusing. The large number of major data breaches in 2017 has been the focus of many C-level meetings. 2018 will bring a renewed emphasis on security for supply chain facilities due to the growing awareness that data breaches can originate through almost any type of connected system and the fact that more facilities are being opened in unstable geographies.

Digging into Fresh Food Supply Chains: Trends, Challenges, and Best Practices


Inventory management processes are key. That’s why the right inventory management processes are important. Data management leads to improved operational performance. Learn more about the importance of data management in this clip.

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Xilinx: Fight the urge to be precise – How supply chain technology is helping Xilinx

The 21st Century Supply Chain

After all, Brown was trained in the area of optimization, but he says data, always uncertain, changes every day. “We It’s the data management problem, for example, where we make mistakes.”. Supply chain management SCM software Supply chain management software