By Edgar Blanco
Translating floods of data on increasingly complex supply chain operations into actionable decisions is one of the most difficult challenges facing practitioners today. And one of the most promising solutions is new ways to visualize and analyze the data. Companies are developing sophisticated data displays that augment supply chain talent by making it easier for managers to analyze, interpret, and act on operational data.
But as with any new development, there are some important issues to resolve before visualization analytics reaches its full potential. Who should have access to what data, for example, and how can displays be designed to maximize the performance of users?
Some 22 supply chain professionals from 14 organizations gathered at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics for a roundtable meeting this June to discuss these issues.