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Develop Metrics That Work For You

July 31st, 2015

With today’s reporting tools, and with so much data being generated, many organizations struggle to focus on the most important metrics for their organization. When everything appears relevant, it’s easy to become overwhelmed or bogged down by metrics that are neither beneficial nor noteworthy. Yet focusing on the right metrics is critical to any organization’s
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The new flexibility of being “on time”

July 23rd, 2015

There are many actions in your supply chain that must be managed in order to make sure your goods arrive at their destination on time. Even with precision planning, as soon as goods are on the road, you no longer have control. You know that there may be disruptions that will cause your arrival time
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Visibility is a murky word.

July 15th, 2015

While heading home from work the other day, my car interrupted my thoughts with a chime and message on my dashboard alerting me that I needed an oil change. I thought, “How did my car know that I needed an oil change sooner than the generally recommended 3,000-5,000 miles?” In that moment, I realized that
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Valuable Business Intelligence – Savi Tracking Release 3.2.2

April 21st, 2015

Improved Usability with Savi Tracking Release 3.2.2 We understand the time it takes to run your operations, so we get that you need to access your valuable information quickly and efficiently. That’s why the latest release for Savi Tracking focuses on usability improvements so you don’t waste valuable time trying to locate your information. Savi
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How To Architect for The Internet of Things (IoT)

April 20th, 2015

Last week our very own Jim Haughwout had the pleasure of doing a podcast with Forbes-contributor Mike Kavis on how to architect for the Internet of Things (“IoT”). They originally connected on Twitter regarding a discussion on whether the IoT and sensors are Big Data. That discussion led a podcast on architecture challenges–from device to data to data consumer–created by
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Why business owners should care about this thing called the Lambda Architecture

March 15th, 2015

The Lambda Architecture starts with an entirely new premise: that it is impossible to know today all the future business uses we will need from our data. Image all the business problems you can solve with data when you start with the concept that value = a question on data.

Twitter Sensors: Detecting the Traffic Jam in Washington Caused by… John Oliver

June 19th, 2014

In the first week of June, 1 in 5 Tweets about traffic, delays and congestion by people around the Washington Beltway were caused by John Oliver’s segment on Net Neutrality. Here at Savi we are exploring a wide range of sensors to obtain useful insights that can used to make work and routine activities faster,
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Big Data Analytics – Test Before You Invest

November 19th, 2013

Big data remains one of the hottest topics on the planet. Barely a week goes by where I don’t get some kind of offer related to big data—download a white paper, go to this conference, attend that webinar, look at this new product offering. It’s not just talk either–I’ve spoken with business leaders who are
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Reusable Containers: The Under-Appreciated Champions of the Supply Chain

October 3rd, 2013

How often do you think about reusable containers? My guess is not very often, right? Reusable containers, however, are essential for enabling all aspects of the supply chain. Coming in all shapes and sizes, containers are essential to many industries–transportation, oil & gas, heavy equipment manufacturing, waste management & recycling to name a few. Basically,
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Firefighting: When ‘Just in Case’ is More than a Phrase

September 26th, 2013

Last weekend, I spent Saturday afternoon at a picnic sponsored by the small historic town that I’ve lived in for nearly a decade. One thing (of many) that I love about the town is the local fire station that’s less than a mile from my home, and how involved the firefighters are with the town
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