Mining Supply Chain Data for Insights

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of the last quarter, with the help from Cloudera, we built a data lake of with data from 1449 public companies. These are mainly North American-based manufacturers, distributors and retailers.) Instead, refine the data model and test outcomes.

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Big Data in Logistics

Talking Logistics

There are many buzzwords in the supply chain and logistics industry today, and perhaps there’s none bigger than “Big Data.” Everybody talks about it, but what does Big Data really mean? When it comes to leveraging Big Data effectively in your organization, where do you begin? What is Big Data? Like many buzzwords, Big Data means different things to different people. Big Data is not a Technology. This is true with Big Data too.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Alexander Hamilton: A US Manufacturing Visionary

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a blog and infographic from The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). manufacturers to help the>m create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money.

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. Instead they are in the areas of product management or channel data.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

More Efficient Manufacturing as well as ability to fill the skills gap & make more strategic employees. Using Automation Driven Data for Improved Actionable Insights.

Digital Transformation: An Imperative for Industrial Manufacturing in 2017

Cerasis

Are industrial manufacturers seizing all the opportunities of a more digital world? A recent article suggests that, by 2018, only 30 percent of manufacturers investing in digital transformation will be able to maximize the outcome. Let’s take a look at four reasons why digital transformation is an imperative in 2017 for industrial manufacturers: 1. Manufacturers need to rise to meet these new expectations – and one of the keys is through digital transformation.

How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders are enthralled with the idea of using big data, but they tend to fail to understand how to disseminate big data in their organization properly. Ask Traditional Questions, and Let Big Data Provide Answers. Data Leadership Supply Chain

Become Data Driven: Embrace the Iconoclast in Your Organization

Supply Chain Shaman

By definition, the work is data driven and I am able to experience more input as an analyst through a greater variety of experiences than if I was a consultant. Embrace the Iconoclast in the Data-Driven Organization. Supply chain leaders are swimming in data and they want insights.

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4 Big Benefits for the Use & Implementation of Predictive Analytics In Manufacturing

Cerasis

The predictive analytics of the past are becoming more apt and intellectual, powering a new age in manufacturing. Additionally, major manufacturers are working to prioritize predictive analytics and use them to improve production. Data Becomes More Available and Accessible.

[INFOGRAPHICS] How Manufacturing Data Will Transform The American Manufacturing Industry

Cerasis

Like our two previous infographics (we’ve reposted those below this article & if you click each one it will go to the respective article), this article continues to examine the American manufacturing industry. The Rise Of Manufacturing Data Analysis.

4 Infographics Showing How Technology Is Transforming Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

This year looks like it's going to be one of the most innovative years for manufacturing technology. Purchasing and supply executives predict that the global manufacturing industry will continue to expand. and Chinese manufacturers. Predictive Data Analytics.

How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. But that’s not the only shift in manufacturing. Obviously, you need data to drive this.

Top 10 Manufacturing Trends For 2019

IQMS

Bottom Line: The top 10 manufacturing trends reflect how manufacturers are planning to achieve their goals of revenue growth, operational improvements, digital transformation, and launching new products and services in 2019. to manufacturing value added in 2020.

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AGCO: Driving a Digital Manufacturing Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

While many employers would have penalized the employees for tablet breakage , Peggy explored the world of wearables to enable her digital manufacturing transformation. AGCO’s culture of innovation policy deployment enabled employees to pioneer a technology solution for manufacturing.

How to Improve Manufacturing Floor Data Collection

Cerasis

To log, track and trace everything’, your vision of a better manufacturing floor. Here’s how you can improve manufacturing floor data collection, long-term. A key component of any manufacturing process is data collection.

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What is Manufacturing ERP?

OptiProERP

What distinguishes Manufacturing ERP from other ERP systems? ERP started in the manufacturing industry, but it headed off in new directions. Manufacturers need all these functions, but they also need so much more. Defining Manufacturing ERP. Manufacturers are different.

These Top Manufacturing Technology Trends will Fuel a Focus on Customer Experience in 2018

Cerasis

Going back to the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT), the use of Internet-connected technology increases risk in manufacturing. billion in 2018 alone, reports Michael Kotelec of Manufacturing.net , and this will bring a strong, robust boost to efficiency and productivity in manufacturing.

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How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. But that’s not the only shift in manufacturing. Obviously, you need data to drive this.

How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy?

Cerasis

The amount of information and improvement possible through big data can be overwhelming. Yet the majority of companies have not defined a big data strategy, and others are barely starting to notice. . �. How to Get Started with Your Big Data Strategy. .

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Without hard data, you can’t take action. However, as we’ve noted in a previous post, getting the right data is key as well.

Analytics in Distribution and Manufacturing Taking Center Stage

Cerasis

Everyone seems to be clamoring to get on the big data and analytics train. Part of this drive toward more interest in analytics in distribution and manufacturing comes from the ability of analytics to reduce inefficiencies dramatically and increase productivity in both physical and virtual sales environments. To guarantee your business’s success in the modern supply chain, you need to understand a few things about analytics in distribution and manufacturing.

3 Ways to Put Big Data to Work in Your Factory

synchrono

Is enthusiasm for Big Data wavering? trillion in economic value in the global manufacturing sector by 2025. However, the Gartner survey also uncovered signs that Big Data investments may not yet be providing the anticipated returns.

Omnichannel In Manufacturing: Why Manufacturers Are Following Retailers to an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

The application of omnichannel in manufacturing primarily focuses on the collaboration between suppliers, or vendors, and distributors. The Problem: Seamless Omnichannel Experiences Extend Beyond Retailer-Customer Relationships Keeping up with customers’ demands has natural implications for business-to-business sellers, including manufacturers. Manufacturers still using disjointed processes and operating in functional silos are unable to keep up with demand.

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Cerasis

Industrial IoT and big data are converging to enable demand-driven 'smart supply chains.' The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a reality, ushering in the era of smart manufacturing.

The 5 Benefits of Virtual Reality in Manufacturing

Cerasis

For manufacturers, virtual reality represents a major breakthrough in how products are created. Let’s take an in-depth look into the world of virtual reality, what’s holding it back, and why manufacturers are looking to virtual reality in manufacturing.

Using Data Analytics and Blockchain in Retail to Sift Through Needs Faster

Cerasis

Data analytics can be applied to virtually any supply chain process, and analytics hold great value in managing retail supply chains. Although data analytics help retailers make informed decisions, the potential of blockchain is worth considering as well. Blockchain Data

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The 2016 State of Manufacturing Industry Trends: E-Commerce, Robotics, & Analytics

Cerasis

At the onset of 2016, we identified key trends to watch for in manufacturing, and as the year draws to a close, it’s time for an evaluation of our predictions to discover the state of manufacturing. The State of Manufacturing: eCommerce, Analytics, and Robotics. E-Commerce Grew More Important in Manufacturing. E-commerce was expected to become the dominant player for manufacturers in 2016 through the following: Increasing share of aftermarket parts sales.

The missing link in automotive contract manufacturing

Quintiq

Fulfilling this multi-faceted demand has become a major challenge for car manufacturers, who have to deal not only with countless models and colors but also with an ever-increasing range of features and options. Volatile customer demand can be bridged by making use of contract manufacturers.

Transforming the manufacturing supply chain with MEIO

ToolsGroup

Microsoft’s Bill Moffett and I collaborated on an introductory blog on MEIO for manufacturing businesses. On a much larger scale, manufacturers can forfeit working capital by keeping large amounts of inventory on hand to help satisfy wide-ranging customer demand.

The “First Five” Industrial Manufacturing Trends of 2017

Cerasis

Where and how manufacturers make products for Americans will change in 2017. Current industrial manufacturing trends show the new administration is pushing for reshoring among the nation’s biggest manufacturers, and new technologies are revolutionizing how companies respond to growing skepticism and scrutiny by the public and government oversight as well. Manufacturers must adapt to changing demands, or they will become nothing more than a statistic in history books.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. We look at 6 core areas that manufacturing companies will take a long look at as they gear up for a successful 2016. E-Commerce for Manufacturing. Manufacturing manufacturing trends

You Shouldn’t “Cross” Supply Chain Data Streams, but you Should Standardize Them

OneSCM

As companies have moved to make more and more supply chain and purchasing activity digital, the data formats utilized to share that digital information have multiplied in kind. Data Format Proliferation. This has created one of the widest ranges of data formats in existence today.

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Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. The source pointed to several trends that are encouraging the adoption of TMS, including better control of data, more comprehensive analysis and the need to support omni-channel supply chains.

Going from Big Data to Big Decisions

Talking Logistics

It’s not only about having Big Data and analyzing it; it’s about making sure you take the output of Big Data and analytics to make better decisions with it,” said Mr. van Egmond in a video interview I conducted with him at the event.

The Takeaway from CSCMP Conference: The Data Problem Runs Deep

Talking Logistics

The industry is moving in an unprecedented direction that is increasingly digitized and more data-centric than ever, and logistics leaders are looking to increase efficiency with artificial intelligence (AI). The Data Problem. What should a data cleansing initiative look like?

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