Day in the Life of Supply Chain Analysts in a Digital World

Day in the Life of Supply Chain Analysts in a Digital World

Shiva R. Esturi (Micron Technology Inc, USA) and Bo Liao (Western Digital Corporation, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7700-3.ch015

Abstract

This chapter discusses the role of supply chain analytics in managing digital supply chain, as well as the practical implementation approaches of supply chain analytics. The chapter first discusses a typical day in the life of supply chain analysts. It then discusses the categorization of supply chain analytics and some practical recommendations for the implementation of supply chain analytics. Finally, the chapter provides a case study illustrating some important considerations in supply chain design.
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Literature Review

There is a vast literature discussing and evaluating the application of analytics in supply chain. We first review literature discussing the applications and performance of supply chain analytics, which are not necessarily placed in the context of digital technologies. Then we review literature that specifically discuss the application of data science and big data in supply chain design and management.

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