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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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19 Feb 2020
What Causes Transport Logistics Delays?
 

Sometimes, shipments get delayed—it’s just a fact of life, and it's the cost of doing business when you enter the global supply chain. Often, the cause of the delay will be fairly obvious on the outside: a hurricane blocks off a shipping route that usually goes through the Gulf of Me

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

18 Feb 2020
Manufacturers, is your business prepared for 2020 and beyond?
 

It’s no secret that the manufacturing industry is changing at a rapid pace. In fact, it has always been that way – dating back to Industry 1.0 in the late 1700s where the introduction of steam changed the way business was done and created massive productivity gains. Then, Industry 2.0 us

 
Infor
Infor

18 Feb 2020
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Automation on Supply Chain Careers
 

Rapid advances in automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies have the potential to significantly disrupt supply chain roles. While automation and AI can augment the productivity of some supply chain workers, they can replace the work done by others and will likely transform almost all

 
LLamasoft Editorial Team
LLamasoft

14 Feb 2020
The IT Managerís Guide to Supply Chain Logistics
 

IT managers and logistics managers have more in common than you might think. Both require transparency and the real-time data it enables in order to be effective in their roles. Both also thrive in the decision-making process and all the back-and-forth with stakeholders that it entails. At the same

 
Jesse Kelber
flexis

12 Feb 2020
5 Steps for Smooth S&OP Implementation
 

Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is one of the most popular methods that businesses employ for creating a smarter, more responsive supply chains—and with good reason. S&OP can help you identify and take advantage of strategic opportunities that you otherwise might have missed, all

 
Brian Hoey
flexis


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