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Data Analytics & Business Intelligence

Forget Data Cleanup and Find a Measure to Start NOW!

Are you mired in data cleanup and not focused on measures that can immediately help you? Stop searching for the “right” data lever and look for measures to track and improve processes. If you have the systems to measure your ideal metric, go for it but don't let it [...]

Strategic Data

Recently returning from APICS 2016, the conference for the #1 trade association of global supply chain professionals, we've walked away thinking about data as strategic. SAP's CEO Bill McDermott spoke about the value of data in his keynote presentation. Of course, you wouldn't be surprised that SAP's CEO would [...]

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Data, Data, Data

Many manufacturers and distributors focus on collecting data rather than using it to analyze performance and achieve business results. "Data, data data" seems to be the hot topic for manufacturers and distributors, similarly to "location, location, location" in real estate success.  What is going on? As technologies have come [...]

The Power of BI (Business Intelligence)

March 15, 2016 In today's Amazon-impacted world, if you cannot make rapid yet effective decisions, you'll be left in the dust. It is no longer acceptable to wait for IT to write a report in order to make a decision. Executives must have the "right" information at their fingertips [...]

Data Migration

Data migration may seem like a mundane and even daunting task, but the ability to leverage your system to get information to make better decisions will have a profound effect on your business. I've been involved in a few projects lately where data migration has been the hot topic. [...]

The Power of Dashboards

Focusing on relevant, actionable data is easier to manage when you can prominently display it on your dashboard. I've been working with a rapidly growing, smaller client that sees the power of dashboards. I have to tip my hat to them as most $50 and $100 million dollar companies [...]

Data Driven Leader

Actionable data drives the most successful businesses. To cut through today’s information overload a data driven leader has to be incisive, creative, and decisive. One of the concepts that came out of APICS 2014 was the concept of a data driven leader. We are overloaded with data and messages [...]

Data Mining for Dummies

Maneuvering in today’s fast-paced business environment requires actionable information, which data mining provides. Locate your data to make your next strategic move. As I've been putting together a SIOP (Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning) executive meeting presentation, it made me think about data mining. In this case, there is [...]

Turning Data Into Dollars

Extract the right data at the right time in a meaningful format for decision-making. Almost every company I work with seems to get caught up in the bells and whistles of their new or upgraded software; however, when push comes to shove, the bells and whistles mean nothing if [...]

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