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 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?

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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.

Should wall street care about your master data management strategy?

The Network Effect

Yet is today’s standard practice of merely maintaining master data across our various and disconnected transactional systems achieving this mission? The post Should wall street care about your master data management strategy? Analytics Big Data The Network Effect

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.,

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).

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.

The High Performance Data Management Channel

Supply Chain 24/7

This paper details why channel data management (CDM) is a fast-growing discipline among large manufacturers that increases visibility into the fine details of what is happening within their sales and distribution channels

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.

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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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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SAP HANA and the Future of Supply Chain Planning


The data wave is coming. Capturing and leveraging large quantities of data for improved forecasting, demand analytics and supply chain planning is now pretty much a given. Planning data is often time-phased. Sensor data [like Internet of Things and RFID] is streaming data.

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.

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

Five Steps to Navigating Supply Chain Analytics Data Challenges

Talking Logistics

Having been in the game of supply chain analytics for so long, we’ve noticed that data is the single biggest challenge our customers and consultants encounter. With the right approach, data challenges can become an issue of the past.

The Digital Supply Chain: Making The Leap With A Ball and Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Master Data is No Longer a Barrier. Cognitive learning and rules-based ontologies will redefine master data management technologies making them obsolete. Instead, the data model is inside out.

Gartner: Recognize and Embrace Change - 2015 Keynote Address


With this influx of data, key technologies such as Advanced Analytics are forming the brain of the enterprise to create a digitally conscious organization. The digital business is here. It is now.

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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Common Sales and Operations Planning Myths – Part 1


Myth: S&OP is Simply a Monthly Review of Historical Data.” Some S&OP efforts spend more than 60% of available cycle time just getting data ready for analysis.

Agility Does Not Grow on Trees: Start Building Today

Supply Chain Shaman

Improvements in transportation management had the greatest impact on improving agility. Each has a significant change management component. It is a careful balance between change management and technology evolution. Companies want to be agile.

Q&A: Chris Reed, Ferguson Enterprises – Building an Agile Supply Chain


Recently I had the pleasure to sit down with Chris Reed, director of inventory and data management for wholesale distributor Ferguson Enterprises on how they are building an agile supply chain.

Supply Chain Analytics: The Times They Are A-Changin’

Supply Chain Shaman

I see it as the systematic computational analysis of data. In my world view, it includes processes like data discovery, test and learn, cognitive learning, visualization and listening through unstructured text mining. SAP Business Suit 4 SAP SAP unstructured data

Cognitive Computing: Getting Clear on Definitions

Supply Chain Shaman

The decision support technologies that we use today–price management, trade promotion management, network design, supply chain planning, transportation planning, supplier risk management–are on the cusp of redefinition through new forms of analytics.

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.

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Procurement Fact File


Contract management. Supplier relationship management. Supplier risk and management. Procurement performance management. Supplier information management. Electronic data interfaces. Innovation management. Direct procurement management.

FMCG: Top ten tips for totally terrific S&OP – not a fishy tale!

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Create the role of Data Manager to turn data into information and a facilitate focused actions. I have travelled quite a lot over the years and tried to add one new country each year until I stumbled at 45.

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7 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018

Logistics Bureau

2018 Trend #2: Big Data and Advanced Analytics in the Cloud. Fear of the cloud is diminishing as concerns over data security give way to the desire for fast, flexible, high-powered computing. These capabilities may in turn stimulate a higher degree of data-driven decision-making.

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