Companies Fuel Supply Chains with Big Data, Sensors for Competitive Advantage – The CIO Report – WSJ

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Big Data and the increasing availability of sensors promise companies tighter control over their supply chains. There are now huge opportunities for companies to exploit these technologies for competitive advantage, writes Guest Contributor Lalit Panda. “However, there are many challenges to overcome in facilitating the wider adoption of these capabilities; not the least being buy-in and patience in the C-Suite ,” he writes.

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Lalit Panda

Transformational 6 Sigma Black Belt & ITIL certified Global Information Technology Executive / Supply Chain Leader with multi-industry, multi-functional & multi-country experience. Proven ability to deliver sustained continuous improvement, global collaboration and business value focused IT and operations initiatives & build global teamwork. As CIO headed global organizations encompassing all aspects of IT. Led multiple business, organization, process, culture & systems transformation strategy and execution that: ✔Improved revenue growth, branding, Governance process & WC productivity ✔Reduced costs, business risk and lead times ✔Increased global collaboration Managed global supply chains, provided technology leadership & improved logistics strategy/execution. I can leverage my broad experience to deliver bottom line efficiency & increase revenues by making quantum improvements to the systems, processes and operations of mid to large size global organizations. Specialties: Implemented Global Information Systems, Supply Chain Management, P&L Improvement, Operations, Organizational Design, Team Leadership | Consensus Building | IT, Logistics | Supply Chain strategy, M&A Integration, Restructuring, Change Management, Vendor Management, SAP, IT Infrastructure, CRM, ERP Blueprint, Enterprise-wide Business Process Assessment, ITIL, Web Technology, Cyber Security, WAN, S&OP, Outsourcing, Application Portfolio | Shared Services, SOA, Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Computing, SaaS, IaaS, Hyperion | BPC, Business Intelligence, BigData Analytics, B2B, B2C, Digital Asset Management, Program Management, Project | Portfolio Management, Virtualization, MDM, Social Media Strategy, Mobility Software Licensing, WMS, Procurement, Sourcing Analytics | Execution | Trade compliance, Supplier management, Contract Negotiation, Lean Process Improvement, International Transportation, Global Logistics, Warehousing, Demand Planning | Forecasting, Supply Planning, Contract Manufacturing

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