Posts tagged as 'information management'

Data is the new oil: know sooner, act faster

TrevorMiles

Rami Karjian of Flextronics casually threw out the comment that “data is the new oil” during a session at the recent Gartner Supply Chain Conference in Palm Desert. The session titled “New Business Rules – The Flextronics Next-Generation Supply Chain Strategy” was hosted by GT Nexus. Given Flextronics’ role as a contract manufacturer in the […]

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In-memory…In-style

JohnSicard

There was no avoiding the buzz surrounding SAP’s recent announcements and demonstration of its newly available in-memory database technology at the SAPPHIRE 2010 conference. There’s a good description of Hasso Plattner’s vision here, and some deep and relevant commentary from Dennis Moore here.  Having read previously that SAP acquired Sybase in part to gain access to […]

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Old-school organizational power structures thwart business performance: The old dogs need to learn new tricks

TrevorMiles

John Westerveld, a colleague of mine, wrote a great 2-part blog post titled “Top ten reasons YOU should be doing S&OP” in which he gives a great practical example of when S&OP can be of great benefit to an organization.  The first reason John selects is alignment across different functions in an organization.  This set […]

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