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Industry Trends 2018-10-11T07:49:55+00:00

Source : TechTarget

The gradual evolution of master data management software

Master data management kicked off with a bang in 2004, then hit a few roadblocks before data governance was embraced by the industry. Expert Andy Hayler looks back at the MDM journey.

Source : Gartner

Blockchain for Supply Chain Requires These 5 Lessons

90% of all supply chain blockchain pilots will be proof of concept trials through 2020.
Few recent digital trends receive more attention than blockchain. But according to Gartner principal research analyst Alex Pradhan, supply chain leaders should not bow to hype and pursue the technology for its own sake.

Source : Eversheds sutherland

Industry 4.0 and its profound effect on supply contracts

Disruptive technology is having a profound effect on the diversified industrial supply chain – and this is only the beginning. It’s predicted that we will see more disruption in the industrial space in the next five years than we have in the last 20*, making it harder for the bigger players to quickly adapt their business models – leaving once unchartered territory open for SMEs.

Source : IMG

Digitization makes the Supply Chain agile and customer-related

Manufacturers around the world are preparing for the new industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, however, is it just the manufacturers who need to prepare for Industry 4.0? How does it impact the supply chains of industries globally? Industry 4.0 can be viewed as the convergence towards digitisation of global supply chains, which includes in its umbrella the entire business process of all industry segments. Its impact depends on the maturity and level of automation in the specific industry segment, but it will be omnipresent in all industries and applicable throughout the supply chain.

Source : Havard Business Review

How Chief Data Officers Can Get Their Companies to Collect Clean Data

In analytics, nothing matters more than data quality. The practical way to control data quality is to do it at the point where the data is created. Cleaning up data downstream is expensive and not scalable, because data is a byproduct of business processes and operations like marketing, sales, plant operations, and so on. But controlling data quality at the point of creation requires a change in the behaviors of those creating the data and the IT tools they use.

Source : TechTarget

The Seven Sins of Data Prep

Data preparation is often considered a necessary precursor to the “real” work found in visualizing or analyzing data, but this framing sells data prep short. The ways in which we cleanse and shape data for downstream use have significant bearing on our final analytic output, and cutting corners on data prep can run up a huge cost for companies.

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