Good data is critical to a company's decisions on where to site manufacturing, distribution and services facilities. But too much data can paralyze planners. HP has found a way to cut through the noise and react more quickly to changes in the market.
Fran O'Sullivan, general manager of systems, strategy and operations, argues the importance of having a sound strategy in place, to guide companies in their pursuit of excellence. But it's equally important to measure the success of that effort, she says.
The world of contract manufacturing has changed dramatically over the past 10 years. Jeff Murphy, director of supply chain managed services with Celestica, describes how the company has improved forecast accuracy and demand visibility, against this backdrop of industry transformation.
Technology is having a big impact on machine-to-machine applications, says Terra Bastolich, vice president of sales for North America with NetComm Wireless. She offers her views on the evolution of M2M, and talks about how it ties in with global supply-chain management.
You've heard of the Internet of Things. Now get ready for the Internet of Everything – a term coined by Cisco Systems. Chad Jones, vice president of IoT strategy with LogMeIn, explains just what the IoE is, and how it differs from previous connectivity environments.