Amazon is a disrupter of near-mythic proportions. Not just in retail, but in every business sector – from aerospace and defense to high tech and healthcare. Amazon has not just reinvented retail, it has reinvented customer service, product availability and pricing, and the requirements for the supply chain itself.
So, what is the Amazon Effect and how can companies and industries compete against or embrace it? How can they not just react to the Amazon tidal wave, but develop an offense strategy that is right for their organization?
decisions based on intentional information can be made faster and with much greater confidence
In addition to enabling companies to make fact based decisions on accurate and specific performance information, intentional solutions offer the ability to retrieve historical facts that are needed by the business to look at trends and changes.
These solutions create a Database of Record that saves time and resources in addition to eliminating the uncertainty of “mining” for the required information based on what data is then available.
to support the generation and the protection of enterprise profits
The traditional supply chain focus of having the right product at the right time at the right place at the lowest possible net landed cost will no longer be the primary mission for future supply chain operations.
With the availability of global SKU level visibility to cost, service, risk and profits, the future competitive mission will be: support the generation and the protection of enterprise profits
The Handicap of Creating Intentional Solutions with Business Intelligence (BI)
using BI tools to tackle EPI requirements is like placing a square peg in a round hole
Building effective intentional solutions is an investment. Some companies are approaching this challenge by trying to utilize their current IT capabilities including Business Intelligence (BI) software applications.
The question that is being asked is, “can our investments in Business Intelligence (BI) tools be leveraged to also address our specific business needs?” The correct answer is “no.”
Trying to adopt BI applications to provide effective intentional solutions can be time consuming and ultimately lead to disappointing results.