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How do supply chains use Big Data?

Big Data may be behind a fair share of disruptions, but supply chain management is not one of them.That’s not to say supply chains have not shifted. How we collect and analyze data changes the way the chain communicates. In fact, supply chains have...

Posted March 1, 2017    

5 questions to ask before starting a Big Data project

Between the weekly reports on plant performance, supplier KPIs and inventory levels, more data may be the last thing supply chain managers want to crunch.Yet every day, more data keeps coming: the world creates 2.5 exabytes of it every day...

Posted February 23, 2017    

4 trends in how supply chains are using Big Data

Big Data is a buzz phrase these days, for good reason. Using large data sets for analysis and planning purposes, those in the supply chain can react faster to changes at different points along the chain.“It’s about re-imagining what we believe to be...

Posted February 17, 2017    

Report: Business IoT adoption to triple by 2020

Dive Brief:Gartner predicts that roughly 8 billion sensor-connected items will appear globally throughout 2017, a 31% increase from 2016. By 2020, those numbers are expected to increase to 20.4 billion.Total Internet of Things (IoT)...

Posted February 10, 2017    

IoT hits pay dirt where needs and capabilities align

You've likely seen the overly bullish forecasts for the Internet of Things market — visions of upwards of 50 billion IoT devices deployed by 2020.Today, those projections have returned to earth — the latest numbers from major analyst firms...

Posted January 25, 2017    

How CRM upgrades could better supply chain management

Dive Brief:Continued investments in mobility and social integration will enable new trends in customer relationship management (CRM) technology throughout 2017, Destination CRM.com reported last week.CRM solutions will become increasingly...

Posted January 19, 2017    

Sensor market boom suggests rise of Big Data in manufacturing

Dive Brief:Smart sensors have enabled the aggregation of Big Data in manufacturing, Packaging Digest reported last week. Safety is improving as a result, since the sensors diagnose issues automatically, reducing demand for employees to...

Posted January 10, 2017    

Report: IoT sensors boost cold chain investments

Dive Brief:Real-time monitoring and Internet of Things technologies yield the highest return on investments for high-value goods like vaccines or commodities with high loss rates, a Lux Research report says. The new technologies...

Posted September 8, 2016