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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 Dec 2018
Sustainability in the Automotive Supply Chain
 

In the past few years, sustainability has become a topic of considerable importance throughout the automotive industry. As the automotive supply chain becomes increasingly globalized, businesses are now more than ever faced with the Herculean task of managing not just the logistics and costs associa

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

12 Dec 2018
Itís Time to Demand More from Your Supply Chain Control Tower
 

Supply chains are getting more and more complex, thanks to soaring customer expectations for service and responsiveness and endless purchasing options. In this environment, how can a company manage what it can’t see, plan for what it doesn’t know, or execute a business plan if its supply

 
Jeff Stabell
JDA

07 Dec 2018
A 5 Step Guide to Optimizing Total Logistics Costs
 

Buying health insurance in the U.S. is an odd business. Essentially, you have to balance your monthly premium (i.e. the amount that you pay your insurance provider each month for continued coverage) with your deductible (the amount that you have to pay out of your own funds before the insurance comp

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

06 Dec 2018
JDA & WMG, University of Warwick Study: Majority of European Manufacturers Are Only at the Early Stages of Digital Supply Chain Adoption
 

Research shows manufacturers still struggling to effectively integrate and analyse supply chain data; AI usage expected to double in the next five years to capitalise on the digital opportunity The majority of European manufacturers are only at the early stages of their digital supply chain j

 
JDA
JDA

30 Nov 2018
DHL Global Trade Barometer: World trade momentum weaker but growing
 

Indices for all seven countries indicate further growth Pace slows down in all index countries – particularly in Asia India continues to grow most dynamically; weakest trade growth in the UK Tim Scharwath, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight: “The DHL Global Trade Barometer shows

 
DHL
DHL


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Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

Even industries driven by the strictest safety and environmental regulations are capable of reducing their costs. Our solutions improve each phase of the chemical logistics supply chain, to increase your supply chain performance, improve predictability and mitigate potential problems before they arise. B...


Blockchain in Logistics

DHL has released a trend report in cooperation with Accenture, a leading global technology consultant, on blockchain technology's potential to transform the logistics industry. Global supply chains are notoriously...


Education
 
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Supply Chain Strategy and Leadership
     London
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Feb
2019
Purchasing Strategy and Leadership
     London
13
Mar
2019
Negotiating with Suppliers
     London
14
Mar
2019
Principles of Supply Chain Management
     London
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Mar
2019
Introduction to Lean
     London

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Resources
 
VERGANI: Seasonal demand and supply chain planning for the confectionery industry

Secondo Vergani S.p.a. is a leading company in the confectionery business for the production of nougat, chocolate, marron glacés and mustard. The manufacturing process of the company, in the historical plant in...

EU businesses say goodbye to UK suppliers as Brexit bites into key relationships

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of EU businesses expect to move their supply chain out of the UK Two-fifths (40%) of UK businesses are looking to replace their EU suppliers 25% of large UK businesses* have spe...


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