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May 10 2015

The Rise of Big Data, Amazon's B2B Reinvention & Industry 4.0

Volume:

45

Issue:

9

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BigDataSlider

More than half (56 percent) of respondents to the latest MDM-Baird Distribution Survey plan to increase overall investment levels in analytic capabilities, which doesnt mean just an investment in technology platforms. It requires investment of time and people to effectively utilize the amount of data available, regardless of the level of maturity.

This article includes:

  • Challenges associated with investment
  • Problems with incorrect or incomplete data
  • Priorities for analytics application

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  • Overcoming the Barriers to Analytics
  • Grainger Tackles the Data Challenge
  • 2015 State of E-Commerce in Distribution: E-Commerce on Path to Maturity
AmazonBusiness

Amazon Business has replaced AmazonSupply as the Internet retailers B2B website, which hopes to bring businesses a B2C shopping experience to B2B.

This article includes:

  • Why Amazon Business is less threatening to distributors
  • What to expect from Amazon's new B2B marketplace
  • Amazon's goals for Amazon Business

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  • Digital Common Sense Versus Amazon
  • Grainger Tackles the Data Challenge
  • 2015 State of E-Commerce in Distribution: E-Commerce on Path to Maturity

Technology continues to introduce new disruptions to the supply chain. Jim Barnes, ISM Services managing director, recently spoke with MDM about the potential these disruptive technologies have for fundamentally changing how the supply chain operates.

This article includes:

  • The current stage of technology adoption
  • How the Internet of Things is being adapted
  • The effect of automation

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  • MDM Interview: Creating a Culture of Innovation
  • Strategic Options for Shipping Efficiency
  • Overcoming the Barriers to Analytics
MA_welding

The MDM Market Analysis, based on data from MDM Analytics, includes consumption of welding gases & equipment products by end user in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, plus the top end users by 6-digit NAICS.

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  • Destination: Mexico
  • Market Analysis: Power Tools Consumption in North America
  • MDM Pricing Trends Report: First Quarter 2015
4509Cover

This is the PDF of this issue of Modern Distribution Management.

Table of Contents:

  • Prioritizing Big Data
  • Commentary: Brighter Days Ahead for Oil & Gas?
  • Amazons B2B Move Reduces Threat
  • Industry 4.0: Technology-Driven Change
  • Market Analysis: Welding Gases & Equipment Consumption in North America
  • News Digest

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BigDataSlider

More than half (56 percent) of respondents to the latest MDM-Baird Distribution Survey plan to increase overall investment levels in analytic capabilities, which doesnt mean just an investment in technology platforms. It requires investment of time and people to effectively utilize the amount of data available, regardless of the level of maturity.

This article includes:

  • Challenges associated with investment
  • Problems with incorrect or incomplete data
  • Priorities for analytics application

Subscribers should log in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • Overcoming the Barriers to Analytics
  • Grainger Tackles the Data Challenge
  • 2015 State of E-Commerce in Distribution: E-Commerce on Path to Maturity
AmazonBusiness

Amazon Business has replaced AmazonSupply as the Internet retailers B2B website, which hopes to bring businesses a B2C shopping experience to B2B.

This article includes:

  • Why Amazon Business is less threatening to distributors
  • What to expect from Amazon's new B2B marketplace
  • Amazon's goals for Amazon Business

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Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • Digital Common Sense Versus Amazon
  • Grainger Tackles the Data Challenge
  • 2015 State of E-Commerce in Distribution: E-Commerce on Path to Maturity

Technology continues to introduce new disruptions to the supply chain. Jim Barnes, ISM Services managing director, recently spoke with MDM about the potential these disruptive technologies have for fundamentally changing how the supply chain operates.

This article includes:

  • The current stage of technology adoption
  • How the Internet of Things is being adapted
  • The effect of automation

Subscribers should log in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • MDM Interview: Creating a Culture of Innovation
  • Strategic Options for Shipping Efficiency
  • Overcoming the Barriers to Analytics
MA_welding

The MDM Market Analysis, based on data from MDM Analytics, includes consumption of welding gases & equipment products by end user in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, plus the top end users by 6-digit NAICS.

Subscribers should log in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • Destination: Mexico
  • Market Analysis: Power Tools Consumption in North America
  • MDM Pricing Trends Report: First Quarter 2015
4509Cover

This is the PDF of this issue of Modern Distribution Management.

Table of Contents:

  • Prioritizing Big Data
  • Commentary: Brighter Days Ahead for Oil & Gas?
  • Amazons B2B Move Reduces Threat
  • Industry 4.0: Technology-Driven Change
  • Market Analysis: Welding Gases & Equipment Consumption in North America
  • News Digest

Are you a subscriber? Simply log-in to view this issue.