Tuesday, March 27, 2012
From bullock-carts to today’s super cargo ships, supply chains have always been around. Since humanity discovered commerce, supply chains have been part of our lives. What has changed over time is our ability to understand and manage them better: Better tools, transportation systems, IT applications, science, statistics, management principles all have evolved over time to get us where we are.
Ben Benjabutr of SCM-Operations takes a detour in history and bring us this visual history of the logistics and supply chain management. Ben has done a lot of research in assembling this infographic and has provided the references towards the end. This is being reproduced as is with Ben’s permission.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Suddenly, the big data is everywhere. Big data is huge (pun intended). The buzz around big data itself is pretty big. How big is big data after all? IDC says that in 2010, the size of digital universe cracked the zettabyte barrier. How big is a zettabyte: That would be a giga-giga-kilo – that is 21 zeroes after 1 or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.