Science of Supply Chain: Researchers Affirm Benefits of Eliminating Information Delays

The Network Effect

The post Science of Supply Chain: Researchers Affirm Benefits of Eliminating Information Delays appeared first on The Network Effect. Digital Supply Chain Supply Chain Management information latency inventory management science of theoretical minimums STM supply chain optimizationThe “Science of Theoretical Minimums” (STM) might sound dry and academic, but lurking within is a proven path to dramatic.

The Answer Isn’t More Truck Drivers – It’s More Information

Talking Logistics

Rather than harping on needing more trucks and drivers, a new approach needs to be taken to determine a solution for the existing problems; the industry needs better information to better utilize existing trucks and drivers. It’s not a driver problem…it’s an information problem.

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Information Overload: Is Too Much Data Crippling Your Supply Chain?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

That’s the question many supply chain practitioners are asking themselves in this world of big data, where a flood of new information is rapidly becoming readily available. Otherwise, you could fall victim to data paralysis and find yourself trapped by information overload.

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Supply Chain Analytics: Is your data providing information & actions?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Who coined the term “Big Data”? How did we get there without tiny data, ordinary data, slightly larger data, chubby data and bordering on big data? People working in or associated with Supply Chains seem obsessed by data yet data itself tells you absolutely nothing.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

simply seeing information in one place, aggregating data from multiple sources. this kind of information to make. information; we?re if a person is relying on this information to. erroneous information? 1DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, END-TO-END VISIBILITY, AND.

FMCG Supply Chain: Do you use data or information?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Firstly, a couple of information irritations. Anyway, the signatory has to provide information confirming your identification and you get the passport. Information not data gets the job done. Someone is shouting “data is information isn’t it”? Who coined “Big Data”?

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Guest Contribution: The Product Information Supply Chain

Supply Chain Matters

As a result of a recent briefing regarding the increasing importance of the product information supply chain we invited 1WorldSync to contribute this educational commentary for all readers. In the past decade, advances in primarily mobile and social technologies have allowed consumers to become much more digital and connected to information and each other, and it has altered the way they discover and purchase products.

2018 Predictions Deep-Dive: Cyber Risk and Information Security Needs Consume Supply Chain Risk and Tech Investment Considerations

Supply Chain Matters

In this installment, we dive into 2018 Prediction Four: Cyber Risk and Information Security Safeguarding Consuming Supply Chain Risk and Advanced Technology Investment Considerations. Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Technology information security challenges in supply chain management Supply Chain Matters blog.

Supply Chain Needs More Accurate Costing Information

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain professionals need more accurate and effective cost information to help their decision-making

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

The state of information in the global supply chain is a barrier. foundation-level data analysis is exhaustive data cleansing to harmonize information and place. INSIGHT PAPER: Toppling 2 Major Misconceptions. in Predictive Logistics ClearMetal Inc.

Information Technology Considerations for Supply Chain Wide Visibility

Supply Chain Matters

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Survey Indicates Supply Chain Wide Information Security Remains Troublesome

Supply Chain Matters

Cyber security and protection from information breaches remains a top-of-mind concern for many firms, but it takes on special dimensions in the context of multi-industry supply chains. Internet of Things Procurement and Sourcing Supplier Management Supply Chain Technology independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management technology Supply chain Matters blog supply chain wide information security threats Tripwire Inc

Targeted Marketing to Millennials: Inform don’t Pander Them

Enterra Insights

The post Targeted Marketing to Millennials: Inform don’t Pander Them appeared first on Enterra Solutions. I have heard people state that we live in a world in which everyone wants instant gratification. Some marketers may … Continued.

Lean Leadership: The Importance of Having All the Information


We were all trying to make the appropriate choice so that we could tell the driver as soon as possible and get the ball rolling, but we were not presented with enough information with which to make a viable choice. Collecting Better Information to Make the Right Decision. Most times the decision is difficult because you didn’t have all of the information you needed. Typing an additional email typically takes a lot more time that providing the same information in a new email.

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Hadoop and the Modern Data Supply Chain

With the advent of Big Data, companies now have access to more business-relevant information than ever before and are using Hadoop to store and analyze it

Updated Information Related to the Infor Acquisition of GT Nexus

Supply Chain Matters

This Supply Chain Matters posting provides updated information regarding the acquisition as a result of an analyst briefing held earlier this week. B2B Supply Chain Business Network Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology blog focused on supply chain business process and information technology GT Nexus technology platform Info acquisition of GT Nexus Infor Inc Supply chain Matters blog

The Importance of Real-time Information in Retail Supply Chain Management

The Network Effect

The post The Importance of Real-time Information in Retail Supply Chain Management appeared first on The Network Effect. by Sarah Miller, Business Writer, AF Logistics Online businesses understand that timing can mean everything in the world of supply. Retail Supply Chain Management customer service ecommerce real time retail supply chain

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Product Information Management for the Modern Supply Chain

Oracle SCM

Without timely access to accurate product information, for example, product innovation and commercialization slows, as does communication between suppliers and selling partners. The Value of Product Information Management.

Will the Internet of Things (IoT) Help Eliminate Information Latency and Deficiency in Supply Planning?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

More and more sensors are getting embedded in the “things” and leading to an explosion of information availability. Will IoT design enable us to get demand signals from the products and sensory information from the entire set of physical infrastructure for planning?

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #8: Keeping supply chain information in silos (and preventing your users from making the best decisions)

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Reason #8 Keeping supply chain information in silos (and preventing your users from making the best decisions). They do this by preventing them from getting (or making it very difficult to get) any more information than they absolutely need to do their specific job. Sometimes this information limitation actually prevents them from doing their job adequately. Traditional ERP systems limit access to information by making it very difficult to get the information you need.

Contrasting Information Technology Vendor Transitions to Cloud Based Computing Needs

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters has continually provided our readers insights relative to the increased momentum and ongoing impact that Cloud based computing has had across multi-industry settings. Such impacts are not only quickly changing ongoing software and IT hardware deployment strategies for line-of-business and cross-functional supply chain management teams, but the financial fortunes of existing high-profile […].

Why Data Is Not Information

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Later, as my partner and I sat in a car on the way back to the airport, we both reflected on what would have happened to the interaction if the CFO’s 4.74% data point was viewed as information, and if the company never began the pursuit of their omnichannel strategy. By Jim Tompkins.

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Too Much Information? Not a Problem for Dow AgroSciences – SupplyChainBrain & Kinaxis Video Series

The 21st Century Supply Chain

One of the company’s major concerns is dealing with the silos of information that exist within its complex supply chain. Watch now: Too Much Information? The post Too Much Information?

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Carriers, You’re in the Information-Handling Business Too (Takeaways from McLeod Software User Conference 2015)

Talking Logistics

If you haven’t realized it already, you’re in the information-handling business as much as you’re in the freight-handling business,” said Tom McLeod, President and Founder of McLeod Software.

Trends & Predictions 2017: Information Technology

Enterra Insights

Information technology (IT) is a broad subject area; but, since we live in the information age, IT has a significant … Continued. The post Trends & Predictions 2017: Information Technology appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

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Supply Chain Matters at Oracle Open World 2015- Reflection on the Importance of Accurate Information

Supply Chain Matters

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More Information Disclosed Relative to Tesla’s Model 3 Ramp-Up

Supply Chain Matters

This Supply Chain Matters blog is a supplemental update which adds additional information regarding the Model 3 manufacturing and supply chain ramp-up communicated from Tesla’s Q2-2017 financial performance briefing. Automotive Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Sales and Operations Planning Supplier Management Supply Chain Strategy Supply chain Matters blog Tesla Model 3 supply chain

Added Information Leaks from Apple’s Supply Chain Clarify New iPhone Production Plans

Supply Chain Matters

This week, there is one indication that rumors about a potential product introduction delay for the speculated Apple “iPhone8” model may be unfounded. Then again, we have seen this movie before. High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Product Marketing Strategy Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Planning Apple iPhone supply chain Apple supply chain capabilities Supply chain Matters blog

Alarms for Data and Information Security for Internet of Things Initiatives

Supply Chain Matters

Such challenges include sensitivity to data security and information privacy. Automotive Supply Chain Internet of Things Service-centered Supply Chains Supply Chain Technology 2015 predictions for industry supply chains Axway Software BMW supply chain challenges in data security and information privacy impacting Internet of Things Supply Chain Matters 2015 Predictions Supply chain Matters blog

Missing Information. What are the Repercussions?


With this initiative CBP aims to reduce paper work and automate all the information and benefit not only the travelers but also CBP. Repercussions of lack of information are immense and there isn’t a scientific way to accurately assign dollar value to the time lost.

Triggering results with better supplier information


In my last blog post , I talked about how the need for better supplier information was a dominant theme across the automotive industry, as well as for many other discrete manufacturers. That post also detailed the fact that there are many potholes along the road to better supplier information.

More Information Comes to Light Regarding Ongoing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone Recall

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters has previously posted commentaries reflecting on the ongoing brand, product and supply chain learning implications regarding the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 product recall crisis. Incidents of fires presumably caused by lithium ion battery thermal runaway remain a concern, as is the damage to the Samsung brand. If you have recently flown on […].

How Real-Time Information Can Reduce Supply Chain Waste

ModusLink Corporation

We live in an increasingly real-time world where the idea of instant information directing our actions and decision-making has seeped into nearly every aspect of our lives – transforming the way we live.

The Advantages of Real-Time Supply Chain Information

ModusLink Corporation

The post The Advantages of Real-Time Supply Chain Information appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions.

Supplier information challenges in the automotive industry


Manufacturers need better supplier information. But the lack of timely & accurate supplier information stood as a great impediment. information storage and sharing issues. reactive information gathering activities instead of proactive.

Parcel Shipping Dynamics are Moving Far More Quickly- Stay Informed and Seek Added Intelligence

Supply Chain Matters

For the past 6 months, Supply Chain Matters has advised our readers that structural disruption is underway regarding online and B2B small parcel transportation and logistics, and supply chain and procurement teams, particularly those residing in retail or in small to medium sized businesses need to be prepared for the implications. Succinct signs of these […].

Bob Ferrari’s Guest Posting- Supply Chain Transformation and the Importance of Information Strategy

Supply Chain Matters

I would urge transformation teams to seriously consider a fourth component, that being Information, including the velocity, context and clarity of information. As a broad based supply chain community, we often context and plan supply chain transformation initiatives under the three-pronged perspectives of People, Process and Technology enablers.

Supply Chain Matters Attendance at Oracle Open World 2015- Some Random Information Nuggets

Supply Chain Matters

Making my way home, I accumulated some random nuggets of information which I felt would be of some general interest or perhaps curiosity to our Supply Chain Matters readers. This author managed to once again navigate among the various spread-out venues and thousands of people attending this year’s Oracle Open World. So in no particular […]. Oracle #oow15 Oracle Open World 2015 blog commentary Supply chain Matters blog

Getting Up to Speed on Business Analytics at INFORMS


This was my first INFORMS Business Analytics conference and I was not sure what to expect. The AIMMS team at INFORMS. AIMMS SVP Gertjan de Lange presenting at INFORMS 2015. analytics Conferences Edelman Award 2015 INFORMS Business analytics