I think that is the jist of the IBM ad running on TV showing people fishing, running, walking on the riverbank and then breaking them down into their own preferred activities, likes and wants. Great ad related to this topic.......
Rohscompliant, Correct. Sometime I ask myself, though, what type of big data would supply chain professionals want access to and will they actually have access to this? Imagine knowing what the competition is planning to build based on their component orders?
Big data requires radically different and much more efficient analytical tools. Big Data is beneficial to large companies like Wall mart. But whether the smaller partners in the supply chain can afford to take advantage of this Behemoth is a Big question as the extraction of the required information from Big Data cannot be done by the currently used data analytics tools on desktops or servers.
Like any data or info available I would think you would want to mine it for all of it's value. B.D. will become a componet of corporate decision making but not the only driver of decisions. It will have a place in decision making processes.
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Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.