Data collection: electronic or manual?


This week’s blog is a guest blog posted by Consider Digital, an online marketing company based in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. They shared with me some insights based on their experiences in data collection, considering the pros and cons of digital vs. paper-based market data collection. These are important points for anyone in the early stages of considering how to go about collecting customer or supplier data. Data gathering can be carried out in a myriad of ways.

Anatomy of Agility

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Dr. David Gligor , Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI), is engaged in research to answer these questions. This dimension refers to the ability to access relevant data. Competitive play. As in sports, agile companies can choose not to respond in certain situations.

Bristlecone Launches SAP Ariba Cloud Connection for Informatica Cloud Data Integration


March 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — New Connection Simplifies Data Integration and Improves Supply Chain Efficiencies. Data is a core to its theme. New generation connected devices and smart applications are generating and gathering data of all kinds. SAN JOSE, Calif.

The automated container terminal and the odd (mis)adventure of the Google car


To the enthusiasts of ‘salvation by big data’ and the Internet of Things (IoT) – let’s consider the facts. The Google vehicle has collected 3,500,000 miles worth of driving data through a reasonably sophisticated array of IoTs, a massive amount by any stretch of imagination.

Probabilistic Forecasting: Right Fit for Your Business?

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These include data inputs, data model fit, engines, outputs, visualization, ease of use, workflow/what-if analysis, master data, and integration. Customers include Qantas, Air France, Lufthansa, and Malaysia Airlines.

Is Soy the Next Palm Oil?

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According to 2016 FAO data , more than 80% of palm oil was produced in just two countries: Indonesia (53%) and Malaysia (29%). Tropical forests continue to be threatened by rampant agricultural production of key commodities, such as palm oil, sugarcane, and soybean.

A time of transition: 3 key trends for oil & gas in 2018


The current top seven exporters of LNG in the world are Qatar, Australia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Indonesia, Algeria and Russia. The fall in oil prices transformed the global oil & gas industry.

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What you should know about ASEAN Last Mile Delivery


ASEAN as an unified unit has been growing at a rapid economic rate of 5% per annum (World Bank Data). While Malaysia seeks to strengthen technology and human capital and boost freight demand, Indonesia simplifies logistics regulations to encourage businesses to immerse in e-commerce.

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Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN


Apart from the 2 leading nations – Singapore and Malaysia, other nations like Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam are also rapidly upgrading their road, rail, maritime and air cargo infrastructure in line with ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) frameworks.

Rethinking your optimum

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Learn more about: How data, advanced analytics and optimization technology combine to give your company the adaptability it needs in challenging markets. Malaysia. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond.

DHL Supply Chain partners Tetra Pak to implement its first digital twin warehouse in Asia Pacific


Combining the Internet of Things (IoT) with data analytics, DHL Supply Chain represented Tetra Pak’s physical warehouse with a unique virtual representation that monitors and simulates both the physical state and behaviour of the warehouse assets in real time. Warehouse supervisors can use real-time operational data to make informed decisions to reduce congestion, improve resource planning and allocate workload.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

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Integrated technology gathers data from all parts of the supply chain and provides full visibility to orders and costs. Malaysia. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice?

What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Guest Post by Arun Gupta, PhD

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In its current form the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a potential free trade agreement (FTA) between the US and 11 Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries (Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Japan, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, and New Zealand). However, local content and the desire of countries to internally host data and servers is a challenge for the E-Commerce aspect of the TPP.

Analytics Should Focus on A Culture of Factory Safety for Workers in Low Cost Country Manufacturing


Based on a recent interview with an executive at a large global apparel company, several insights regarding improvements in global consistency of data became important. Too often, companies seek to collect data for analytics, but do not consider that the data will be used as a tool for investigation into root causes, or as a predictive tool, or as a tool to communicate improvements. This is a common element, that needs to be more formally captured in the data.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

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Malaysia. IT departments are confronted with increasing demand from their business colleagues, being responsible for better security, the handling for a tremendous amount of data and remote accessibility around the clock.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

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Malaysia. This young, publicly listed American software vendor recently bought out Terra Technology, a specialist in demand sensing (short-term forecasting based on point-of-sale data). The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux.

Why Global Trade Agreements must be part of your supply chain planning: Guest Post by Tim Barnes


There is an overlap of countries that are party to both the TPP and RCEP, however for those nations, such as Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Brunei, most have gone on the record saying that they see the US led TPP as the most critical and inclusive, and will put the RCEP on hold pending the decision on TPP. Today’s guest blog is posted by Timothy Barnes, who I met through the SCRC.

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Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

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Malaysia. Companies should also have visibility in the huge amounts of big data that are becoming available. To deliver high service levels, fashion and luxury goods manufacturers must look for supply chain improvements based on real consumption data: Check.

10 questions about supply chain optimisation

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The business complexity is increasing all the time due to globalisation, big data and dynamic interdependences. Malaysia. Better decision-making processes. It is becoming ever-more difficult for supply chain professionals to make the right decisions.

Index Suggests Growth, But Volatility


In the overall index rankings - which are based on economic and social data - India climbed two spots to third place, behind only China and the UAE. . The UAE, India and Malaysia (nos.

What’s New in 2015 for the supply chain world? See 2014?s predictions.

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The recent spate of terrorism in France, the massive and mysterious number of airplane disasters in Malaysia, and even more regulatory risks will continue to drive greater disruptions – which again means better communication, risk mitigation, and early warning systems to alert managers when there is a problem. Supply Chain Technology Investments Will Continue to Escalate.and so will Master Data Management.


SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

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For the fourth consecutive year, Supply Chain Media has produced the SCM Map of Europe providing an overview of the most relevant data for value chains. Malaysia. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes.

The End of Retail


With tracking technologies and CRM software , retailers can monitor group and individual consumer behavior and improve their strategies based on the data they have gathered. The growing crisis in physical retail has been alarming companies and analysts.

China and the global textile machinery

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Malaysia: 25% / 49%. Source of some data: With a population of over than 1.4 billion, China is one of the largest consumer markets in the world. Every day, thousands of products and clothing purchased are made from its knitted fabrics.

Navigating the Future in an Uncertain Political and Regulatory Environment


For instance, he showed a major drop in auto sales in Q1, a strong dollar impacting Q1 trade data, a European Central Bank heavily focused on inflation, and the fact that we are near full employment. The RCEP doesn’t cover labor laws, data, information services – just products.