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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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10 Apr 2019
Powering up: What ‘Disruptive’ Innovations Mean For Utilities Sector Supply Chains
 

The pressure is on for electricity, gas and water suppliers to improve the way they serve their customers. How can the industry’s supply chains move with the times? For an industry charged with maintaining the infrastructure behind public services, utilities supply chains could use a power

 
Unipart Logistics
Unipart Logistics

02 Apr 2019
AI in automotive report
 

A new study from the Capgemini Research Institute has found that just 10% of major automotive companies are implementing artificial intelligence[1] (AI) projects at scale, with many falling short of an opportunity that could increase operating profit by up to 16%. The research also shows that fewer

 
Roy, Priyanka
Capgemini

14 Mar 2019
Make the Transition to Inventory Forecasting Software
 

Maintaining the right amount of inventory is key to keeping up with the ebb and flow of customer orders. But what level is the “right” level? If a company doesn’t have enough product on hand, it may miss too many deliveries and lose customers. If it overstocks a product, it will in

 
DemandCaster
DemandCaster

13 Mar 2019
E2open Forecasting and Inventory Benchmark Study Finds Demand Sensing and Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization Combination Reduces Safety Stock by More Than 30%
 

 E2open today announced the publication of its 2018 Forecasting and Inventory Benchmark Study, an in-depth analysis of the state of demand and inventory management that allows firms to compare their performance with that of industry peers and best-in-class companies. The most comprehensive of i

 
E2open
E2open

25 Feb 2019
How Customer Expectations Are Changing the Manufacturing Industry
 

Ford’s groundbreaking assembly line, which we normally think of as a watershed moment in the history of manufacturing, was just as important as a moment of negotiating customer expectations. In this case, Ford’s goal wasn’t so much to revolutionize the burgeoning automotive industr

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis


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Energy & Utilities

With increasing regulation & customer service expectations, utilities companies are redirecting their focus to improve end-to-end supply chain performance. As part of our drive to improve asset utilisation and up-time, Unipart Logistics has been at the forefront facilitating companies improved bus...


Looking East to Supply Chain Perspectives and Issues in China

China’s booming economy is turning heads. Is there space for Western companies to establish business there and what supply chain issues will they face?   China investing heavily in transport logistics As wi...


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Negotiating with Suppliers
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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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Supply Chain Strategy and Leadership
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MOTOVARIO: A new Planning & Scheduling software to boost service level

Motovario is a leading Italian ompany which manufactures gear reducers, motovariators and electric motors; it was founded in 1965 in Formigine, a small town near Modena. Over the years it has become an international c...

Sharing Supply Chain Data in the Digital Era

Companies can use a digital marketplace to transform supply chain dynamics within their own units.Effectively managing and coordinating supply chains will increasingly require new approaches to data transparency and coll...


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