Mar 262017

History of Big Data

A Brief History of Big Data. Great way to learn about Big Data and the history behind it.  If you aren’t aware of Big Data get up to speed.  It will great impact supply chain as well as all of business.

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What do you want to know about Big Data?  What are your thoughts on this topic?
Oct 112016

SAP S/4HANA: Supply Chain Transformation

Apr 252016

Supply Chain Omnichannel Strategies

Supply Chain omnichannel strategies are a key focus for sellers.  What’s the current stage of big data in supply chains? How can social media data improve the supply chain process, forecasting, and ultimately on-shelf availability?

  • “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.”  ~W. Edwards Deming
  • “For much of Toyota’s history, we have ensured the quality and reliability of our vehicles by placing a device called an andon cord on every production line – and empowering any team member to halt production if there’s an assembly problem. Only when the problem is resolved does the line begin to move again.” ~ Akio Toyoda
  • “If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends.” ~ Jeff Bezos

Supply chain omnichannel strategies


Apr 212016

What’s Big Data?

What’s Big Data? If you don’t know about Big Data start learning about it. Whether your like it or not we will all be part of Big Data. It is kind of like the Internet. At one time you didn’t need to be part of it but sooner or later we all became part of it.

  • The Internet of Things (IoT) will impact supply chain in so many ways. Either learn about it, or get left behind. ~ Dave Waters
  • Imagine where your company would be if it didn’t adapt and leverage the Internet. That will be the same way if your company doesn’t get involved with the Internet of Things (IoT). ~ Dave Waters

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Apr 012016

Analytics and Big Data Quotes

  • “The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” ~ Carly Fiorina
  • “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” ~ Thomas Edison
  • “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”  ~ Albert Einstein
  • “War is ninety percent information.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  • “In God we trust. All others must bring data.”   ~ W. Edwards Deming
  • “If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.”  ~ Jim Barksdale
  • “The most valuable commodity I know of is information.”  ~ Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
  • “The world is one big data problem.”  ~  Andrew McAfee
  • “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly, one begins to twist the facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” ~ Sherlock Holmes
  • Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine.”  ~ Peter Sondergaard
  • “Listening to the data is important… but so is experience and intuition. After all, what is intuition at its best but large amounts of data of all kinds filtered through a human brain rather than a math model?” ~ Steve Lohr
  • “It is today we must create the world of the future.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  • “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” ~ Albert Einstein

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