Logistics: Big Data Benefits and Challenges



Logistics Big Data Benefits

Big Data Study - Logistics Big Data Benefits and ChallengesLogistics / Distribution managers saw high value in all six areas that we asked them about. They perceived the highest logistics Big Data Benefits in monitoring product shipments (which is increasingly important in a world of terrorism, increasing theft, and increasingly demanding customers who want products to be available at the stores they frequent).

Also highly rated were finding places where inventory is disappearing and identifying spikes in costs.

Deere & Co., the $34 billion global manufacturer of agricultural and construction equipment, is experimenting with SAP technology that will help it assess its vast inventory of parts and other components in real time. That no doubt will help Deere send parts more quickly to places around the world where they are needed.1

___________________________________________________________

 Exhibit IV-16: Areas of Greatest Benefits for Logistics / Distribution
Q18-f: Degree Of Potential Benefits Big Data Could Generate – Mean Summary Logistics/Distribution

Exhibit IV-16: Logistics Big Data Benefits | Q18-f: Degree Of Potential Benefits Big Data Could Generate - Mean Summary Logistics/Distribution

___________________________________________________________

Logistics Big Data Challenges

Unlike their colleagues outside the logistics function, logistics managers are quite concerned about the theft of data. In fact, they’re most worried about keeping it secure from internal parties. Second on their list of top challenges is figuring how to use the data to make decisions.

___________________________________________________________

Exhibit IV-17: Greatest Big Data Challenges for Logistics/Distribution
Q-23: Greatest Challenges to GettingValue from Big Data: Mean Summary – Logistics/Distribution
Exhibit IV-17: Greatest Big Data Challenges for Logistics/Distribution | Q-23: Greatest Challenges to GettingValue from Big Data: Mean Summary - Logistics/Distribution

 


 


Big Data Study Findings: By Business Function
Read more topics in this section:


Home | Download Report | Big Data Services | Contact a Consultant Today

 

  1. Wall Street Journal article, ‘Deere’s Technology Use Solves ‘Insolvable’ Problems’, by Michael Hickins, Jan. 10, 2013. http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2013/01/10/deeres-technology-use-solvesinsolvable-
    problems/
    []


If you like this story, please share it


Before you comment:

We encourage conversation here on TCS Big Data Study. You can choose to start a discussion, ask questions and share your opinions. A few guidelines that we can all do with:

  • Do not impersonate another person; sign-in with your own credentials to comment.
  • While commenting, be considerate and respectful of your fellow posters.
  • Do not use defamatory, offensive or any other inappropriate language. Such comments will be removed.
  • Discuss, praise and criticize the idea/concept itself, not the people behind it.
  • Posting the same comment more than once shall be considered as spam and will be removed.
  • Please do not advertise or leave a hyperlink in the comment box.
  • If any comment is found to be unlawful, obscene, defamatory, abusive, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by TCS at its sole discretion, it will be removed and the user may be barred from commenting.

TCS reserves the right to refuse or remove any comment that does not comply with the above guidelines.