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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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12 Feb 2019
Forecasting…what’s the secret?
 

Which forecasting technique will produce the most appropriate forecast results for a given demand profile? Deciding the right balance and assortment of stock-keeping units across multiple warehouses can be a bewildering task. Regularly monitoring and forecasting the correct level of inventory across

 
Slimstock
Slimstock

17 Jan 2019
New JDA Survey Finds Retail C-Suite Embracing Artificial Intelligence and Edge Technologies to Improve Customer Experience
 

Survey conducted by Incisiv in collaboration with Microsoft reveals executives plan to invest in agility, intelligence and automation to transform their supply chains and incrementally evolve to the “Intelligent Enterprise”   The need to seamlessly fuse online and offline expe

 
JDA
JDA

14 Dec 2018
The Benefits of Inbound Pull in Modern Logistics
 

Let’s pretend that you and a friend are both mixologists at an upscale cocktail lounge. On weekends, there tends to be a rush of patrons late in the evening who ask for drinks faster than you can produce them. As a supply chain or logistics manager in real life, in this scenario you might be t

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

12 Dec 2018
Digital Supply Chain Report
 

Large organizations are running an average of 29 different pre-deployment initiatives to digitize the supply chain, but 86% have failed to scale any of them A new study from the Capgemini Research Institute “The digital supply chain’s missing link: focus”, has identified a clea

 
Roy, Priyanka
Capgemini

12 Dec 2018
DHL Study Reveals Winning Logistics Strategies for the Last Mile
 

Rise in urban consumers in developed and emerging markets is challenging retailers and logistics partners to deliver even more speed and convenience Companies that can improve performance in the areas of flexible transport networks, automation and data will be better positioned to compete

 
DHL
DHL


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