Make Big Data Work for Your Planning Horizon

Make Big Data Work for Your Planning Horizon

Supply chain managers must ensure that their function has business analytics databases and tools to support decisions at each planning level.

Big Data has come of age. More properly termed "business analytics" or "supply chain analytics" for supply chain managers, virtually all firms—small to large—acknowledge the value and competitive necessity of utilizing large-scale databases and analytical decision support tools to facilitate efficient and effective decision-making. This represents a sea change from 20 years ago when a surprising number of senior supply chain executives believed that they could make effective supply chai

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