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The Impact of Big Data on Logistics

Almost 85 percent of organisations using big data expect it to dramatically alter the way they do business. Let’s look at the impact of big data on logistics.

Data is all around us. When we leave the house in the morning, our mobile devices can tell us our ETA to work—without us even telling them we’re going there.

Our music streaming accounts can give us suggested songs to add to our playlists based on our recent listening habits, and electronic personal assistants (such as Amazon’s Alexa) can complete a wide variety of home-help tasks using data that they continuously collect. Data has always existed, but it is only recently that we have started to collect it automatically and use it consistently.

It is when we start to look at extremely large data sets—large enough that they can be analysed in order to establish trends, patterns and linkages—that the idea of ‘big data’ comes in.

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04 Dec 2019
Airport logistics and the truth behind baggage handling
 

Travelling is my ultimate passion. Even when it’s just a quick trip, setting up a routine in a different city or country helps me to think out-of-the-box as different cultures can have very different aspects of daily living. Walking in the streets of a new city is a perfect workout for my brai

 
Ilyas Kucukcay
Kinaxis

04 Dec 2019
Is Your ERP Hurting Your Sales and Operations Planning?
 

Is your ERP working for you? Or against you? Sometimes businesses can get so entrenched in “how we’ve always done things” that they don’t see how the old ways are actually hindering their forward progress. And when it comes to a smoothly functioning sales & operations pla

 
Jesse Kelber
Flexis

29 Nov 2019
What Is Supply Chain Visibility (and Why Should You Care)?
 

As of a 2017 survey, just 6% of companies felt they had reached supply chain visibility. Elsewhere, nearly a fifth of companies listed visibility as their number one operational challenge (it ranks the third highest priority overall), but more than 60% admitted that they didn’t use any technol

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

28 Nov 2019
How Industry 4.0 Will Impact Your Supplier Relationships
 

Depending on your background, when you were a child your parents might have told you that your Christmas presents came from Santa Claus. From a supply chain planning perspective, this would have made things difficult for you, since your only source of information was fairly opaque, and you had littl

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

28 Nov 2019
The Top 5 KPIs Every Inventory Manager Should Track
 

Is your boss starting to ask uncomfortable questions? Like what your average order cycle time is? Or what the latest shrinkage numbers are? Sounds like it’s time to line up your metrics and develop a solid plan for tracking and reporting to management.    No matter where your c

 
Jesse Kelber
flexis


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Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

Maximum safety and reliability and reducing the costs for our customers at the same time: we are able to offer the chemical industry an extensive range of chemical logistics services that hardly any other logistics specialist can match. It is our goal to harmonise our services with your specifications in s...


Why supply chain managers are turning to new technology

From automation in production to picking and tracking tools, businesses are seeking new ways to streamline and enhance their logistics operations. In an age of heightened demand and greater consumer awareness, there i...


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Principles of Supply Chain Management
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Principles of Supply Chain Management
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Supplier and Contract Management
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Introduction to Purchasing and Procurement
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Purchasing Strategy and Leadership
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Resources
 
HOYER: Future-Proofs System for Managing Intermodal Rail, Road, and Sea Transport to Meet High Growth Potential

HOYER is an independent family enterprise that dates back to 1946, and which has become one of the world’s leading bulk-logistics providers, offering comprehensive transport services and complex logistics soluti...

Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals- Seizing the opportunity in global manufacturing

This white paper, developed jointly by PwC, GMIS and UNIDO, sets out the business imperative for manufacturing businesses of achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and why global manufactur...


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