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December 2012

Data Profits’ iKIS Now Provides Real-Time Supply Chain Visibility

Speed, Data Granularity, and Groups Combined with Actionable Customization Will Drive Profits in 2013

Atlanta, December 19, 2012 – In 2013, mid-tier retailers, distributors, and grocers will increasingly need real-time actionable insight their into supply chain to drive behavior changes and profitability. Data Profits’ (http://www.data-profits.com/) iKIS supply chain visibility solution provides actionable insights, allowing companies to access granular data across both internal and supplier and/or logistics data sources, translating big data into analysis based on computer generated statistics which is coupled with human intellect. The alerts and recommendations are actionable within the Data Profits’ SaaS (software as a service) solution without opening several legacy applications.
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Predictions on the Future of Real-Time Supply Chain Visibility - A Reality in 2013

Future direction of Supply Chain Visibility

We all love the Best of 2012 Lists and Predictions for 2013. So as we prepare for 2013, I have been taking a look at the predictions for supply chain in 2013 including IDC’s Top Ten Predictions for 2013 Supply Chain and Supply Chain Management and Review’s Five Supply Chain Trends That Shaped 2012. Several topics are leading the look back and predictions including big data, visibility, visualization, virtualization, efficient and effective supply chains, cloud, mobile and communication and collaboration.

As an industry how do we take these predictions and put them in action for our customers and help them drive change and profitability.
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Demand Forecast Seasonal Index Disasters To Avoid My recent Fox News interview highlighted my attention to an opportunity last Wednesday. What would sell Black Friday? What issues might derail the supply chain and how would that effect shoppers’ opinion and sales? It was 6:00 PM the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, a major sales event for most restaurants. I took my family to a large restaurant chain where the tables were full and it appeared the restaurant had brought in extra people in expectation of holiday business. After being quickly seated, I ordered one of their key menu items: the Prime Rib. A few minutes later, our server returned and explained they had no more prime rib tonight. They were sold out as of 6:15 PM. Read More