Analytics/Business Intelligence

Analytics and BI-related technologies, practices, examples

Analytics Advantage – Part 3A

Analytics can be used to improve carrier performance, enabling data-driven negotiations, improving delivery performance, reliability, responsiveness, and information sharing.

Analytics Advantage – Part 2B

The mandatory adoption of ELDs provides all kinds of data that can be used to improve driver performance in many ways. Analytics can also be used to improve route and service planning, optimizing the cost of service tradeoffs.

Analytics Advantage – Part 2A

How shippers and carriers can leverage analytics to improve the performance of their private fleets using near-real-time shipment location data, combined with customer orders, routing plans, electronic proof-of-delivery data, service/work order schedules, vehicle inspection/maintenance data, and other sources of data.

Analytics Advantage – Part 1B – Democratization

Implementing advanced analytics requires data science expertise, analytic technology, data integration, data-wrangling capabilities, and ideally the ability to rapidly implement advanced analytics. Some transportation and logistics solution providers have these capabilities, so their customers don’t have to acquire them. Here we discuss how to assess whether or not a logistics software solution provider has the right capabilities.

Analytics Advantage – Part 1A: Democratization

We explore the kinds of data being produced by transportation and logistics systems, how that data can be used to create a data-driven enterprise, and the substantial obstacles to achieving an analytic advantage.

X-Factory: Part Two

PTC’s X-Factory shows a path to Industrie 4.0. Here we examine the assembly, testing and packaging, warehouse, production management, and solution integration for X-Factory.

E2open Merges with Steelwedge: Demand/Supply Network Meets S&OP

E2open recently announced their merger with Steelwedge. This brings together a synergistic combination of E2open’s multi-enterprise trading partner network, including its rich demand- and supply-side supply chain applications, with Steelwedge’s leading S&OP/IBP capabilities.

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