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Re: Data Supply Chain or Information Supply Chain?
kevin.petrie@attunity.com   3/18/2015 10:28:38 PM

Great to see this article - the Data Supply Chain is a very useful model for understanding how best to manage data as it flows across platforms to enable analytics.  Enterprises also have at their disposal new software that can monitor data usage within the supply chain so as to identify potential bottlenecks or areas of slack, and thereby make the best decisions about what needs to be re-balanced.  For example, organizations can measure the CPU cycles that are consumed by certain data sets, and measure how often those data sets are accessed.  They might discover that a significant portion of tables in an EDW are not being used, but their regular ETL updates are consuming half of all server CPU cycles.  Those tables might better reside on Hadoop, where they can be stored cost effectively and potentially correlated with new types of data that together yield fresh analytics insights.  Infrastructure is better utilized, and data science is more successful.

- Kevin Petrie, Attunity.  www.attunity.com

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Data Supply Chain or Information Supply Chain?
puga2006   3/18/2015 1:47:33 PM

Great article on the challenges in dealing with data in Supply Chain, I like the call out that the data is stuck in several legacy systems and often not visibile, that is the most painful to extract for several reasons.

Thought will share this perspective on this challenge as well. 

Should the approach be to extract data that can be modelled in all possible ways or extract meaningful insight that can be translated into actions? If I were a COO, I would want the insight to keep my Supply Chain agile, to be able to react to any interruption, to be able to do a CBA (Cost Benefit Analysis) on various aspects of my Supply Chain. Is an approach that is more specific to the vertical, based on a set of KPIs (key performance indicators) that gives me insights a better one or a system that has all the data that I can model however I want is more useful? May be an Operations approach Vs IT approach question.

Infact it will be so nice to add a layer on the various supply chain systems, that throws out a set of standard KPIs that offer meaningful insight, something similar to a balance sheet or an income statement? 

Would love to hear further thoughts. 


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