Mining Supply Chain Data for Insights

Mine sweeping is essential to warfare. Soldiers use special devices to detect underground mines and disarm them, keeping them from exploding before they cause harm.

At Supply Chain Insights we have been actively working on our own mine sweeping project. Over the course of the last quarter, with help from Cloudera, we built a data lake with information from 1449 public companies (these are mainly North American-based manufacturers, distributors and retailers).

Why Is Blockchain Not Hotter?

I was sitting with a representative from the United Nations on my way back from Colombia.

Cognitive Computing: Getting Clear on Definitions

No doubt about it. The decision-support technologies that we use today--price management, trade promotion management, network design, supply chain planning, transportation planning, supplier risk management--are on the cusp of redefinition through new forms of analytics. We are on a hype cycle. There is no common definition of cognitive computing and there are many variants.

A blue ocean lies ahead. We can only imagine what this means.

Lassoing S&OP

A lasso is what supply chain leaders would like to have. Why? To align S&OP. The processes are out of control.

A New Red Wagon?

I grew up in the mountains of West Virginia. In my youth, my mom would frequently exclaim, "Be careful where you hook your red wagon." The mountain expression is a warning. My mom wanted me to make smart choices and be careful on placing my bets for the future.

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